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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The union of Christ and his members shown under the parable of a vine.
18The hatred of the world.
26The office of the Holy Ghost.
 
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Chapter 15

Verse 1
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.


true
1:9,17; 6:32,55; 1 John 2:8
vine
Genesis 49:10,11; Psalms 80:8-19; Isaiah 4:2; 5:1-7; Jeremiah 2:21; 12:10; Ezekiel 15:2-6; Hosea 10:1; Zechariah 3:8; Matthew 21:33; Luke 13:6
husbandman
Song of Solomon 7:12; 8:11,12; Isaiah 27:2,3; 60:21; 61:3; Matthew 20:1; Mark 12:1; 1 Corinthians 3:9

Verse 2
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
branch
17:12; Matthew 3:10; 15:13; 21:19; Luke 8:13; 13:7-9; 1 Corinthians 13:1; Hebrews 6:7,8; 1 John 2:19
and
Job 17:9; Psalms 51:7-13; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 27:9; 29:19; Hosea 6:3; Malachi 3:3; Matthew 3:12; 13:12,33; Romans 5:3-5; 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:17,18; Philippians 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23,24; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 6:7; 12:10,11,15; Revelation 3:19
may
8,16; Galatians 5:22,23; Philippians 1:11; Colossians 1:5-10

Verse 3
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
13:10; 17:17; Ephesians 5:26; 1 Peter 1:22

Verse 4
<I>Abide
in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Abide
6:68,69; 8:31; Song of Solomon 8:5; Luke 8:15; Acts 11:23; 14:22; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:23; Colossians 2:6; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; Hebrews 10:39; 1 John 2:6,24-28; 2 John 1:9; Jude 1:20,21
I
6:56; 14:20; 17:23; Romans 8:9,10; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 1:27
As
Isaiah 27:10,11; Ezekiel 15:2-5; Hosea 14:8; 2 Corinthians 12:8-10; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:11

Verse 5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
vine
Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 12:12,27; 1 Peter 2:4
same
12:24; Proverbs 11:30; Hosea 4:8; Luke 13:6-9; Romans 6:22; 7:4; 2 Corinthians 9:10; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; 4:13,17; Colossians 1:6,10; James 1:17; 2 Peter 1:2-18; 3:18
without
or, severed from.
Acts 4:12
can
5:19; 9:33; 2 Corinthians 13:8; Philippians 4:13

Verse 6
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
he
Job 15:30; Psalms 80:15; Isaiah 14:19; 27:10; Ezekiel 15:3-7; 17:9; 19:12-14; Matthew 3:10; 7:19; 13:41; 27:5; Hebrews 6:7,8; 10:27; 2 Peter 2:20; 1 John 2:19; Jude 1:12,13; Revelation 20:15; 21:8

Verse 7
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
my
8:37; Deuteronomy 6:6; Job 23:12; Psalms 119:11; Proverbs 4:4; Jeremiah 15:16; Colossians 3:16; 1 John 2:14,27; 2 John 1:1,2
ye shall
16; 14:13; 16:23; Job 22:26; Psalms 37:4; Proverbs 10:24; Isaiah 58:8; Galatians 4:2; 5:16; 1 John 3:22; 5:14

Verse 8
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
is
Psalms 92:12-15; Isaiah 60:21; 61:3; Haggai 1:8; Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31; 2 Corinthians 9:10-15; Philippians 1:11; Titus 2:5,10; 1 Peter 2:12; 4:11
so
8:31; 13:35; Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:35

Verse 9
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
the Father
13; 17:23,26; Ephesians 3:18; Revelation 1:5
continue
11; 1 John 2:28; Jude 1:20

Verse 10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
ye keep
14:15,21; 1 Corinthians 7:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 2 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:5; 3:21-24; 5:3; Revelation 22:14
even
4:34; 8:29; 12:49; 14:31; 17:4; Isaiah 42:1-4; Matthew 3:15-17; Hebrews 7:26; Hebrews 10:5-10; 1 John 2:1,2

Verse 11
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
my
Isaiah 53:11; 62:4; Jeremiah 32:41; 33:9; Zephaniah 3:17; Luke 15:5,9,23,32; 1 John 1:4
your
16:24,33; 17:13; Romans 15:13; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Ephesians 5:18; Philippians 1:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:16; 1 Peter 1:8; 2 John 1:12

Verse 12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13:34; Romans 12:10; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:22; 3:8; 4:8; 1 John 2:7-10; 3:11-18,23; 4:21

Verse 13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
10:11,15; Romans 5:6-8; Ephesians 5:2; 1 John 4:7-11

Verse 14
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
my
14:15,28; 2 Chronicles 20:7; Song of Solomon 5:1; Isaiah 41:8; Matthew 12:50; Luke 12:4; James 2:23
if
2:5; 13:17; 14:21; 1 John 5:3

Verse 15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
I call
20; 12:26; 13:16; 20:17; Galatians 4:6; Philemon 1:16; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1:1; Revelation 1:1
friends
James 2:23
all
4:19; 17:6-8,26; Genesis 18:17-19; 2 Kings 6:8-12; Psalms 25:14; Amos 3:7; Matthew 13:11; Luke 10:23; Acts 20:27; Romans 16:25,26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-12; Ephesians 1:9; 3:5; Colossians 1:26; 1 Peter 1:11

Verse 16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
have not
19; 6:70; 13:18; Luke 6:13; Acts 1:24; 9:15; 10:41; 22:14; Romans 9:11-16,21; 1 John 4:10,19
ordained
20:21-23; 21:15-17; Isaiah 49:1-3; Jeremiah 1:5-7; Matthew 28:18,19; Mark 16:15,16; Luke 24:47-49; Acts 1:8; Romans 1:5; 15:15,16; 1 Corinthians 9:16-18; Galatians 1:15; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:23; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11; 2:2; Titus 1:5
bring
8; Proverbs 11:30; Isaiah 27:6; 55:10-13; Micah 5:7; Romans 1:13; 15:16-19; 1 Corinthians 3:6,7; Colossians 1:6; James 3:18
that your
Genesis 18:18; Psalms 71:18; 78:4-6; 145:4; Zechariah 1:4-6; Acts 20:25-28; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 11:4; 1 Peter 1:14-21; 3:2,15
that whatsoever
7; 14:13,14; 16:23,24; Matthew 21:22

Verse 17
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
12; 1 Peter 2:17; 1 John 3:14-17

Verse 18
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
23-25; 3:20; 7:7; 1 Kings 22:8; Isaiah 49:7; 53:3; Zechariah 11:8; Matthew 5:11; 10:22; Matthew 24:9; Mark 13:13; Luke 6:22; Hebrews 12:2; James 4:4; 1 John 3:1,3,13

Verse 19
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
were of the world
Luke 6:32; 1 John 4:4,5
because
16; 17:14-16; Ephesians 1:4-11; 2:2-5; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Peter 2:9-12; 4:3; 1 John 3:12; 1 John 5:19,20; Revelation 12:9,17; 20:7-9

Verse 20
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
word
5:16; 7:32; 8:59; 10:31; 11:57; 13:16; Matthew 10:24; Luke 2:34; 6:40; Acts 4:27-30; 7:52-60; 1 Thessalonians 2:15
if they have kept
1 Samuel 8:7; Isaiah 53:1-3; Ezekiel 3:7

Verse 21
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
all
16:3; Psalms 69:7; Isaiah 66:5; Matthew 5:11; 10:18,22,39; 24:9; Luke 6:22; Acts 9:16; 1 Peter 4:13
because
8:19,54; Acts 17:23; 28:25-27; Romans 1:28; 1 Corinthians 2:8; 15:34; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 John 2:3,4

Verse 22
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
they
3:18-21; 9:41; 12:48; 19:11; Ezekiel 2:5; 33:31-33; Luke 12:46; Acts 17:30; 2 Corinthians 2:14-16; Hebrews 6:4-8; James 4:17
cloke
or, excuse.
Romans 1:20; 2:1; 1 Peter 2:16

Verse 23
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
8:40-42; 1 John 2:23; 2 John 1:9

Verse 24
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
If
3:2; 5:36; 7:31; 9:32; 10:32,37; 11:47-50; 12:10,37-40; Matthew 9:33; 11:5; Matthew 11:20-24; Mark 2:12; Luke 10:12-16; 19:37-40; 24:19; Acts 2:22; 10:38; Hebrews 2:3,4
but
6:36; 12:45; 14:9; Matthew 21:32
hated
Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 5:9; Psalms 81:15; Proverbs 8:36; Romans 1:30; 8:7,8; 2 Timothy 3:4; James 4:4

Verse 25
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
the
10:34; 19:36; Luke 24:44; Romans 3:19
They
Psalms 7:4; 35:19; 69:4; 109:3
without
Matthew 10:8; Romans 3:24; 2 Corinthians 11:7; Galatians 2:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:8; Revelation 21:6; 22:17
All in Gr

Verse 26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
when
14:16,17,26; 16:7,13,14; Luke 24:49; Acts 2:33
which
8:42; Revelation 22:1
he
16:14,15; Acts 2:32,33; 5:32; 15:8; 1 Corinthians 1:6; Hebrews 2:4; 1 John 5:6-10

Verse 27
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
ye also
21:24; Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8,21,22; 3:15; 4:20,33; 10:39-42; 13:31; Acts 18:5; 23:11; 1 Peter 5:1,12; 2 Peter 1:16-18; Revelation 1:2,9
have
Mark 1:1; Luke 1:2,3; 1 John 1:1,2


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=joh&chapter=015>.  

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