John 15:16

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordeined you, that you should goe and bring foorth fruit, and that your fruite should remaine: that whatsoeuer ye shall aske of the Father in my Name, he may giue it you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and {that} your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and `that' your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You did not take me for yourselves, but I took you for myself; and I gave you the work of going about and producing fruit which will be for ever; so that whatever request you make to the Father in my name he may give it to you.
- Basic English Bible

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and have set you that ye should go and [that] ye should bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should abide, that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name he may give you.
- Darby Bible

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 whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
- Webster's Bible

It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.
- Weymouth Bible

You didn't choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
- World English Bible

Ye han not chosun me, but Y chees you; and Y haue put you, that ye go, and brynge forth fruyt, and youre fruyt dwelle; that what euere thing ye axen the fadir in my name, he yyue to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye did not choose out me, but I chose out you, and did appoint you, that ye might go away, and might bear fruit, and your fruit might remain, that whatever ye may ask of the Father in my name, He may give you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:16


15:16 Ye - My apostles, have not chosen me, but I have chosen you - As clearly appears from the sacred history: and appointed you, that ye may go and bear fruit - I have chosen and appointed you for this end, that ye may go and convert sinners: and that your fruit may remain - That the fruit of your labours may remain to the end of the world; yea, to eternity; that whatsoever ye shall ask - The consequence of your going and bearing fruit will be, that all your prayers will he heard.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:16


Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you. Each one of the eleven apostles present had been chosen, called, by the Lord, from among his disciples. They did not choose him, but he them, in order that they might bring forth abundant fruit in the conversion of the world.

Discussion for John 15

  • Mary O. sebonego
    we should love on another
  • MELISSA BROUSSARD
    If you don't abide in Christ and he in you , you can do nothing! Speaking of the vine, if you are not bearing fruit or the right fruit such as the fruit of the Spirit! If you are not producing fruit in your life, The Father Will Take It Away! (Don't let 6 strong men have to take you to Church! Check your fruit and don't allow Sin to Destroy The Plans and Purpose God Has for You and Me!
  • PrecSika
    Trusting in GOD with everything... Letting Him have His way. Putting my life in His hands so He leads me.
  • Bonsile Mnisi
    Thanks God that I am one of the chosen ones. the fact that He says He is the true vine and we are the branches, it is a must that we abide in Him, for if we do not we will bear no fruit, we might end up dry, and a dry branch is called wood and only goes to make fire and is finished. How I wish to abide in Him all the times so that i do not dry up and become the wood (useless creature here).
  • MockingBird
    God has chosen me : That is quite a statement coming from my Lord God : Since He has chosen me and ordained me to GO and bring forth fruit : and that fruit to remain : What God does : Sticks !! Whatever I ask in His name , He will do it for me : I must ask in accordance to His word which is His will !!
  • Aldrin mahulilo
    That's true because Jesus is the law if he did not come people would have not known the truth because most of the things that were prohibited by the Jews was not true that's why he abolished other laws.