“Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.”
King James Version (KJV)
15:3 Ye are clean - All of you, to whom I now speak, are purged from the guilt and power of sin; by the word - Which, applied by the Spirit, is the grand instrument of purifying the soul.
Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word. The spoken word is the instrument appointed by God for the cleansing of the soul. The word tells us what to do in order that we may be cleansed from sin.