John 15:1-5

The Vine and the Branches

1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.
3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:1-5 In-Context

1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunesso that it will be even more fruitful.
3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

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Cross References 7

  • 1. S John 6:35
  • 2. Psalms 80:8-11; Isaiah 5:1-7
  • 3. ver 6; S Matthew 3:10
  • 4. Psalms 92:14; Matthew 3:8; Matthew 7:20; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11
  • 5. John 13:10; John 17:17; Ephesians 5:26
  • 6. S John 6:56; 1 John 2:6
  • 7. ver 16

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek for "he prunes" also means "he cleans" .