John 15:8
New International Version
This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

New Living Translation
When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

English Standard Version
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

Berean Study Bible
This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.

Berean Literal Bible
In this My Father is glorified, that you should bear much fruit, and you shall be My disciples.

New American Standard Bible
"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

King James Bible
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Christian Standard Bible
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.

Contemporary English Version
When you become fruitful disciples of mine, my Father will be honored.

Good News Translation
My Father's glory is shown by your bearing much fruit; and in this way you become my disciples.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.

International Standard Version
This is how my Father is glorified, when you produce a lot of fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

NET Bible
My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.

New Heart English Bible
"In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“In this The Father is glorified, that you will bring forth much fruit and that you will be my disciples.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You give glory to my Father when you produce a lot of fruit and therefore show that you are my disciples.

New American Standard 1977
“By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In this is my Father clarified, in that ye bear much fruit; and in this manner ye shall be my disciples.

King James 2000 Bible
In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

American King James Version
Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

American Standard Version
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and'so'shall ye be my disciples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples.

Darby Bible Translation
In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become disciples of mine.

English Revised Version
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples.

Webster's Bible Translation
In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Weymouth New Testament
By this is God glorified--by your bearing abundant fruit and thus being true disciples of mine.

World English Bible
"In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.

Young's Literal Translation
'In this was my Father glorified, that ye may bear much fruit, and ye shall become my disciples.
Study Bible
Jesus the True Vine
7If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples. 9As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 9:8
When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

John 8:31
So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples.

Treasury of Scripture

Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

is.

Psalm 92:12-15
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…

Isaiah 60:21
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

so.

John 13:35
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Matthew 5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Luke 6:35
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.







Lexicon
This [is to]
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Father’s
Πατήρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

glory,
ἐδοξάσθη (edoxasthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1392: To glorify, honor, bestow glory on. From doxa; to render glorious.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you bear
φέρητε (pherēte)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

much
πολὺν (polyn)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

fruit,
καρπὸν (karpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.

[proving] yourselves to be
γένησθε (genēsthe)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

My
ἐμοὶ (emoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

disciples.
μαθηταί (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.
(8) Herein is my Father glorified.--This clause is generally understood of the words which follow as it is taken in our English version, but the rendering is liable to the objection that it gives a forced meaning to the word "that" (???), which is properly used to express purpose. We may here (as in John 4:37; John 16:30) take "herein" to refer to the words which have gone before. By so doing we give a natural meaning to the words, and get a satisfactory sense for the sentence. The thought then will be, "In this doing whatever ye ask, my Father is glorified, in order that ye may bear much fruit, and that ye may become my disciples."

So shall ye be my disciples.--Better, and may become My disciples. The pronoun is strongly emphatic. The living union with Christ, which made all their prayers, prayers in His name, and prayers which He would answer, and made them abound with fruit to the glory of God, was the characteristic which marked them as His true disciples.

Verse 8. - Here the Lord shows what he knows will be and must be the dominant desire of the man who abides in himself, in whom his own word abides. Such a man will seek, yearn, ask, that he should bear much fruit. This prayer will be heard, and in this sublime synthesis between Christ and his disciples, says Christ, was my Father glorified. "In the fruitfulness of the vine is the glory of the husbandman," and in the answer of your prayers, and the regulation of all your desires, so ye shall become my disciples. "Discipleship" is a very large word, never altogether realized. Just as faith leads to faith, and love to love, and light to light, so does discipleship to discipleship. As Bengel says, discipleship is the fundamentum et fastigium of Christianity. On earth the vine reveals itself in the branches, and thus conceals itself behind them. "This explains why the diffusion of spiritual life makes such slow progress in the world - the Vine effects nothing but by means of the branches, and these so often paralyze instead of promoting the action of the Vine" (Godet). If the other text be maintained, Herein was my Father glorified, so that ye might bear much fruit, and that ye may become my disciples, the "herein" points back to the previous verse, and then the contemplated result of the arrangement, rather than the purpose of the glory, is the matter referred to. 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.
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