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 15:16

  • Jesus has chosen us and ordained us to bring forth fruit, the scripture is talking about winning souls for Christ, preaching the good news and that's what we are here for . We have what it takes already to bring forth fruit Holy Ghost so we cant but open our mouth and preach the gospel that's how we bring forth fruit in the kingdom. Glory to God!
  • The fact that God has chosen us proves that he has high expectations for us. He expects us to bring forth fruits and we need to please him in doing so.
  • Olabode for verse 16
    Evangelism is the commandment from God. Mark 16v15. No wonder, Jesus said in this verse that he has chosen us and ordained us that we should go and produce fruit, that is, we should go and persuade others to believe in God. Not only to produce fruit but our fruits should abide, that is,our fruits should be rooted in Christ and telling others to believe in Christ.
  • Yes thats what it means...see Ephesians1 4
  • Jemal Adem for verse 16
    Is GOD predesind us? NO! Jesus is talking abunt the Gospil good news john 3 16 GOD choos all of us! We have free choose. GOD choos all man to be saved! But it is ur asnswer to GOD 's calling. GOD Bless you!
  • Kim Mc Donald for verse 16
    God has Chosen me to be the love of his life and to bring followers in to his kingdom so that we all can be saved. No hate in our hearts only but love and saviors in the father and son of the holy name