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

  • Olanrewaju fanimo
    Our creator who is the vine supplies us with all necessary nourishment, nourishments to stay strong, firm and alive. I get grafted to Him and am well and well nourished physically, spiritually and all ramifications.
  • Blossom Wright
    No, the Lord Jesus was not referring to the fruits but the fruit bearers
  • Irene123
    V. 13 - " ... that a man (woman) lay down his life for his friends". To 'lay down' our life is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift (Free) of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. This is the only way our life for ourselves can be seen to be dead to our friends. Because the H. G. will effect a VISIBLE change they can see of new life.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
    JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS I JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM BECAUSE WE --- KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU --- MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lilian
    Ye have not chosen me I have chosen you and ordained you that ye should go and bring fort fruit. This fruit should remain in you that everything you ask to my Father in my name you shall receive. Thank you Jesus for your words you are faithful to your promises thank you for the blessings you have given me praise God hallelujah

Bible Options