"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.
You have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message I have given you.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me."
"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.