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

  • Elizabeth Ryder
    The chapter in context -key: in me(Jesus) - deals with (believers, The Saved) Love, Abide and Fruit Bearing, vs 6. fruit(work) shall burn if we don't abide it becomes wood, hay, and stubble(1 Cor 3:11-15)..Fruit (Gal 5:22-23) Love then encompasses all Joy and Peace in us, (next three) with our brethren, (last three) with God. God's work thru us.. Faith in Jesus Christ and love for the brethren.
  • A disciple
    "..but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you." Do you ever think about why God had His Prophets write the Bible so large? We have to understand that God DOES INDEED intend us to know all things, but He waits for us to be able to bear it. There is no need, and absolutely no allowance for guessing, if we are true and sincere His friends!
  • Elizabeth Ryder
    In Ref to John 15: Abide, Love,
  • Mary Brown
    I'm a work in progress. I ask God to continue to mold me in his image. Today God has given me clarity. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    irene 123 ray 321 psalm 66:18 IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE AN ABOMINATION 29:10 WHOSO CAUSETH THE RIGHTEOUS TO GO ASTRAY IN AN EVIL WAY HE SHALL FALL HIMSELF INTO HIS OWN PIT ---- BUT THE UPRIGHT SHALL HAVE GOOD THINGS IN POSSESSION PSALM 7:11 GOD JUDGETH THE RIGHTEOUS AND GOD IS ANGRY WITH THE WICKED EVERY DAY 1 CORINTHIANS 14:33 FOR GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION BUT OF PEACE AS IN ALL THE CHURCHES OF THE SAINTS 14:34 LET YOR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE IN THE CHURCHES --- FOR IT IS NOT PERMITTED --- UNTO THEM TO SPEAK BUT THEY ARE COMMANDED TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE AS ALSO SAITH THE LAW 14:37 IF ANY MAN THINK HIMSELF TO BE A PROFIT OR SPIRITUAL LET HIM ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE THINGS I WRITE UNTO YOU ARE THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM 1 CORIN 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM ANATHEMA MARANATHA ACCURSED O LORD COME 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS 1:8 IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT OBEY NOT THE --- GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ------- LOVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Lilian
    Remember the word that I said to you that the Servants is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me they will persecute you also If you keep my words they will keep your words also.Thank you Lord for your words I believe you Jesus that if we follow and live like you we have to humbly carry our own crows but obedience to your words are more important than sacrifice I will praise you Amn

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