Jesus Is the Vine--Followers Are Branches

2 "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.
References for John 15:2
    • a 15:2 - Lit "cleans;" used to describe pruning
      3 "3You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
      References for John 15:3
        • b 15:3 - I.e. pruned like a branch
          4 "4Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot * bear fruit of 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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          7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, 7ask whatever * you wish, and it will be done for you.
          References for John 15:7
          8 "My 8Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so 9prove to be My disciples.
          References for John 15:8
            • d 15:8 - Or "become My disciples"