John 15:1-8

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 prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
3 "3You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
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.
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 *.
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.
7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, 7ask whatever * you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 "My 8Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so 9prove to be My disciples.

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John 15:1-8 In-Context

1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
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.
3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 "Abide 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.
5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing .
6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
9 "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
11 "These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

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Cross References 9

  • 1. Psalms 80:8f; Isaiah 5:1f; Ezekiel 19:10f; Matthew 21:33f
  • 2. Matthew 15:13; Romans 11:17; 1 Corinthians 3:9
  • 3. John 13:10; John 17:17; Ephesians 5:26
  • 4. John 6:56; John 15:4-7; 1 John 2:6
  • 5. John 15:16
  • 6. John 15:2
  • 7. Matthew 7:7; John 15:16
  • 8. Matthew 5:16
  • 9. John 8:31

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. Lit "cleans;" used to describe pruning
  • [b]. I.e. pruned like a branch
  • [c]. Lit "from"
  • [d]. Or "become My disciples"
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