John 15:1-6 NAS

Jesus Is the Vine--Followers Are Branches

1 "1I am the true vine, and My Father is the 2vinedresser.
2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He aprunes it so that it may bear more fruit.

References for John 15:2

    • Ĉ 15:2 - Lit "cleans;" used to describe pruning
      3 "3You are already bclean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

      References for John 15:3

        • ĉ 15:3 - I.e. pruned like a branch
          4 "4Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot * bear fruit cof itself unless * it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless * you abide in Me.

          References for John 15:4

          5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he 5bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing *.

          References for John 15:5

          6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is 6thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

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