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

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:2 by this we know that we love the children of GOD when we love GOD --- and keep HIS commandments --5:3-- for this is the love of GOD that we keep HIS commandments and HIS commandments are not grievous JOHN 15:9 as THE FATHER hath loved ME so have I loved you continue in MY love --15:10-- IF YOU KEEP -- MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 CORINTHIANS 14:37 --IF-- any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual let him acknowledge that the things --I WRITE-- unto you are the commandments of THE LORD
  • Jeff Berry
    Jesus gave reasons why seed might not germinate (Chp 13; including not dying Chp 12). While groweth is essential fruit is the reproduction of a kind. I don't think we will always know when fruit has been produced (Chp 4)
  • Patrice Evans
    Thank you Father for Your word.
  • Greg ormsbee
    I AGREE GOD CHOSE US, NOT ALL ACCEPT IT, AN THE FRUIT THAT WE MAKE IS THROUGH CHRIST IN US BRINING IN TRUE CONVERTS. ALL ARE CALLED FEW CHOSEN, NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED.
  • Steve morrow
    can you expect to get what you ask for if you keep erasing GODS WORDS in favor of mans --- is that abiding in the LORDS WORDS
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:33 HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY --21:34--AND TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS --AND CARES OF THIS LIFE--AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ---ACCOUNTED WORTHY--- TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE --PRAY ALWAYS--FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD COUNT YOU WORTHY OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND --- THE WORK OF FAITH --- WITH POWER