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

  • 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

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