14:18. I will not leave you orphans: I will come to you.
14:19. Yet a little while and the world seeth me no more. But you see me: because I live, and you shall live.
14:20. In that day you shall know that I am in my Father: and you in me, and I in you.
14:21. He that hath my commandments and keepeth them; he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.
14:22. Judas saith to him, not the Iscariot: Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself to us, and not to the world?
14:23. Jesus answered and said to him: If any one love me, he will keep my word. And my Father will love him and we will come to him and will make our abode with him.
14:24. He that loveth me not keepeth not my words. And the word which you have heard is not mine; but the Father's who sent me.
14:25. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you.
14:26. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you.
Teach you all things... Here the Holy Ghost is promised to the apostles and their successors, particularly, in order to teach them all truth, and to preserve them from error.
14:27. Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled: nor let it be afraid.
14:28. You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
For the Father is greater than I... It is evident, that Christ our Lord speaks here of himself as he is made man: for as God he is equal to the Father. (See Phil. 2.) Any difficulty of understanding the meaning of these words will vanish, when the relative circumstances of the text here are considered: for Christ being at this time shortly to suffer death, signified to his apostles his human nature by these very words: for as God he could not die. And therefore as he was both God and man, it must follow that according to his humanity he was to die, which the apostles were soon to see and believe, as he expresses, ver. 29. And now I have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe.
14:29. And now I have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe.
14:30. I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world: cometh: and in me he hath not any thing.
14:31. But that the world may know that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandments, so do I. Arise, let us go hence.
John Chapter 15
A continuation of Christ's discourse to his disciples.
15:1. I am the true vine: and my Father is the husbandman.
15:2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
15:3. Now you are clean, by reason of the word which I have spoken to you.
15:4. Abide in me: and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me.
15:5. I am the vine: you the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
15:6. If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch and shall wither: and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire: and he burneth.
15:7. If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will: and it shall be done unto you.
15:8. In this is my Father glorified: that you bring forth very much fruit and become my disciples.
15:9. As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.
15:10. If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love: as I also have kept my Father's commandments and do abide in his love.
15:11. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled.
15:12. This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.
15:13. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
15:14. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.
15:15. I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends because all things, whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you.
15:16. You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
15:17. These things I command you, that you love one another.
15:18. If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you.
15:19. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
15:20. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
15:21. But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake: because they know not him that sent me.
15:22. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.
15:23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
15:24. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin: but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.
15:25. But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: they hated me without cause.
15:26. But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me.
Whom I will send... This proves, against the modern Greeks, that the Holy Ghost proceedeth from the Son, as well as from the Father: otherwise he could not be sent by the Son.
15:27. And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning.
John Chapter 16
The conclusion of Christ's last discourse to his disciples.
16:1. These things have I spoken to you things have I spoken to you that you may not be scandalized.
16:2. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God.