John 15:1-6 NIV

The Vine and the Branches

1 "I am1 the true vine,2 and my Father is the gardener.

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2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,3 while every branch that does bear fruit4 he prunesa so that it will be even more fruitful.

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    • a 15:2 - The Greek for "prunes" also means "cleans".
      3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.5

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      4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you.6 No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

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      5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;7 apart from me you can do nothing.

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          6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.8

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