John 15:2
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New International Version
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

New Living Translation
He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful.

Berean Literal Bible
Every branch not bearing fruit in Me, He takes it away; and every one bearing fruit, He prunes it that it may bear more fruit.

New American Standard Bible
"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.

King James Bible
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every branch in Me that does not produce fruit He removes, and He prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit.

International Standard Version
He cuts off every branch that does not produce fruit in me, and he cuts back every branch that does produce fruit, so that it might produce more fruit.

NET Bible
He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit.

New Heart English Bible
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Every branch on me not yielding fruit he takes away, and that which yields fruit he purges that it may bring forth much fruit.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He removes every one of my branches that doesn't produce fruit. He also prunes every branch that does produce fruit to make it produce more fruit.

New American Standard 1977
“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he shall take away; and every one that bears fruit, he shall purge that they may bring forth more fruit.

King James 2000 Bible
Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

American King James Version
Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

American Standard Version
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
[As to] every branch in me not bearing fruit, he takes it away; and [as to] every one bearing fruit, he purges it that it may bring forth more fruit.

English Revised Version
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleaneth it, that it my bring forth more fruit.

Weymouth New Testament
Every branch in me--if it bears no fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

World English Bible
Every branch in me that doesn't bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
every branch in me not bearing fruit, He doth take it away, and every one bearing fruit, He doth cleanse by pruning it, that it may bear more fruit;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1-8 Jesus Christ is the Vine, the true Vine. The union of the human and Divine natures, and the fulness of the Spirit that is in him, resemble the root of the vine made fruitful by the moisture from a rich soil. Believers are branches of this Vine. The root is unseen, and our life is hid with Christ; the root bears the tree, diffuses sap to it, and in Christ are all supports and supplies. The branches of the vine are many, yet, meeting in the root, are all but one vine; thus all true Christians, though in place and opinion distant from each other, meet in Christ. Believers, like the branches of the vine, are weak, and unable to stand but as they are borne up. The Father is the Husbandman. Never was any husbandman so wise, so watchful, about his vineyard, as God is about his church, which therefore must prosper. We must be fruitful. From a vine we look for grapes, and from a Christian we look for a Christian temper, disposition, and life. We must honour God, and do good; this is bearing fruit. The unfruitful are taken away. And even fruitful branches need pruning; for the best have notions, passions, and humours, that require to be taken away, which Christ has promised to forward the sanctification of believers, they will be thankful, for them. The word of Christ is spoken to all believers; and there is a cleansing virtue in that word, as it works grace, and works out corruption. And the more fruit we bring forth, the more we abound in what is good, the more our Lord is glorified. In order to fruitfulness, we must abide in Christ, must have union with him by faith. It is the great concern of all Christ's disciples, constantly to keep up dependence upon Christ, and communion with him. True Christians find by experience, that any interruption in the exercise of their faith, causes holy affections to decline, their corruptions to revive, and their comforts to droop. Those who abide not in Christ, though they may flourish for awhile in outward profession, yet come to nothing. The fire is the fittest place for withered branches; they are good for nothing else. Let us seek to live more simply on the fulness of Christ, and to grow more fruitful in every good word and work, so may our joy in Him and in his salvation be full.
Study Bible
Jesus the True Vine
1I am the true vine, and My Father is the keeper of the vineyard. 2He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.…
Cross References
Psalm 92:14
They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,

Daniel 11:35
"Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.

Matthew 3:10
The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 7:19
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 15:13
But Jesus replied, "Every plant that My Heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by its roots.

Matthew 25:29
For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

Mark 4:20
Yet others are like the seeds sown on good soil. They hear the word, receive it, and produce a crop--thirtyfold, sixtyfold, or a hundredfold."

John 15:1
I am the true vine, and My Father is the keeper of the vineyard.

John 15:3
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

John 15:6
If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are gathered up, thrown into the fire, and burned.
Treasury of Scripture

Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

branch.

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those …

Matthew 3:10 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every …

Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has …

Matthew 21:19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing …

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word …

Luke 13:7-9 Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three …

1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not …

Hebrews 6:7,8 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and …

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …

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Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands …

Psalm 51:7-13 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this …

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor …

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall …

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

Matthew 13:12,33 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: …

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

2 Corinthians 4:17,18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

1 Thessalonians 5:23,24 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

Hebrews 6:7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and …

Hebrews 12:10,11,15 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

may.

John 15:8,16 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall …

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

Colossians 1:5-10 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard …

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