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

  • Judith
    am blessed ,i just need to abide in Jesus will be able to bear much fruit,for i cant do without him.
    amen
  • Obbie Beal

    17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
    18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
    19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you....

    ...WOW! WOW! WOW!
  • Gwen
    We much bear fruit to be children of God
  • Sharz
    I encourage christians to read the book.of John especially John 15:16 so that they can bear fruits and everlasting fruits.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Jesus warned his disciples that if he had to face persecution then they could also expect to face persecution.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --IF YOU DO--WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
    GENESIS 26:4 AND I WILL MAKE THY SEED TO MULTIPLY AS THE STARS IN HEAVEN AND WILL GIVE UNTO THY SEED ALL THESE COUNTRIES AND IN THY SEED SHALL ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED --26:5--BECAUSE THAT ABRAHAM --- OBEYED MY VOICE --- AND KEPT MY CHARGE --- MY COMMANDMENTS ---MY STATUTES --- AND MY LAWS

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