"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’"
"I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father. ...I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
"In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you."
"A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me. ...So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you."
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak..."
"But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you."
"I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God."
"But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me."
"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own."
"No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."
"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples."
"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit."
"Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit."