John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If I had not come, and spoken vnto them, they had not had sinne: but now they haue no cloke for their sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If I had not come and been their teacher they would have had no sin: but now they have no reason to give for their sin.
- Basic English Bible

If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
- Darby Bible

If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
- Webster's Bible

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have had no sin; but as the case stands they are without excuse for their sin.
- Weymouth Bible

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
- World English Bible

If Y hadde not comun, and hadde not spokun to hem, thei schulden not haue synne; but now thei haue noon excusacioun of her synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

if I had not come and spoken to them, they were not having sin; but now pretext they have not for their sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:22


15:22 They had not had sin - Not in this respect.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:22


Joh 15:22 If I had not come . . . they had not had sin. Certain conclusions follow: (1) The degree of our sin is measured by our opportunities; (2) increased opportunities bring a consciousness of sin; light in the room enables us to see the dirt; (3) "the sin" of sins is the rejection of Christ. Since he came there is no cloke, no covering, no excuse. Those who refuse Christ die in their sins, because they will not part from them.

Discussion for John 15

  • Librarygal143
    Thank you God, Amen.
  • V N Ndlela
    Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His unconditional love for humanity by death on the cross in order for us to be reconciled to the Almighty. What remains is for us to emulate His good example and we can fulfill our side of the bargain by loving God back through showing love one to another. Loving one another should not be a once off arrangement but rather a continued way of life. As children of God, the world will get to know who we exactly are if we love and continue in love.
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12--TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT WORLD ---
  • A disciple
    John 15:9 "As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love." Does the Father love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anyone else or any thing? So does the Lord Jesus love us who believe in Him. "AS the Father loves Jesus" according as He finds in Him all that is good and truly the perfect reflection of Himself: in like manner does the the Lord Jesus think about us. Father God sees in Jesus His Son and Jesus sees in us His little children with all the capacity and hope of growing up into a man after God's own heart, and everything a friend, a brother, or sister, should be. Someone who thinks about the other with reciprocal love and the same mind, and the same likes and dislikes one who has the same family traits. This love is what moves Him to release us of our debts, and never mention them again to us, when we're really sorry, and change for the better. This is the love that stays true and faithful when others raise a slander against you, and seek to humiliate and destroy you Jesus stays a true and faithful friend, and sticks up for you. If the Lord thinks likes this about us who believe in Him, and want with all our hearts to be pleasing and useful to Him how much should we also consider one another in the same way that we want Him to think about us! "Love wasn't put in your heart to stay love isn't love until you give it away!"
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE --3:18--HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY BECAUSE HE HATH NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES 1 JOHN 4:17 HEREIN IS OUR LOVE MADE PERFECT THAT WE MAY HAVE BOLDNESS IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT -----BECAUSE AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD-----
  • BSP
    Jehovah God loved his son very much and Jesus Christ shows that same love to us in return.

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