John 15:15

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Henceforth I call you not seruants, for the seruant knoweth not what his lord doth, but I haue called you friends: for all things that I haue heard of my Father, I haue made knowen vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No longer do I give you the name of servants; because a servant is without knowledge of what his master is doing: I give you the name of friends, because I have given you knowledge of all the things which my Father has said to me.
- Basic English Bible

I call you no longer bondmen, for the bondman does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things which I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.
- Darby Bible

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 from my Father, I have made known to you.
- Webster's Bible

No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all that I have heard from the Father I have made known to you.
- Weymouth Bible

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
- World English Bible

Now Y schal not clepe you seruauntis, for the seruaunt woot not, what his lord schal do; but Y haue clepid you freendis, for alle thingis what euere Y herde of my fadir, Y haue maad knowun to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

no more do I call you servants, because the servant hath not known what his lord doth, and you I have called friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I did make known to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:15


15:15 All things - Which might be of service to you.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:15


Joh 15:15 I call you not servants; . . . I have called you friends. Christ's disciples serve him, but their service is not bondage, but that of love. Hence, they are friends instead of servants.

Discussion for John 15

  • Olanrewaju fanimo
    Our creator who is the vine supplies us with all necessary nourishment, nourishments to stay strong, firm and alive. I get grafted to Him and am well and well nourished physically, spiritually and all ramifications.
  • Blossom Wright
    No, the Lord Jesus was not referring to the fruits but the fruit bearers
  • Irene123
    V. 13 - " ... that a man (woman) lay down his life for his friends". To 'lay down' our life is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift (Free) of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. This is the only way our life for ourselves can be seen to be dead to our friends. Because the H. G. will effect a VISIBLE change they can see of new life.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
    JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS I JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM BECAUSE WE --- KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU --- MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lilian
    Ye have not chosen me I have chosen you and ordained you that ye should go and bring fort fruit. This fruit should remain in you that everything you ask to my Father in my name you shall receive. Thank you Jesus for your words you are faithful to your promises thank you for the blessings you have given me praise God hallelujah

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