John 15:1

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am the true vine, and my Father is þe husbandman.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
- Basic English Bible

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
- Darby Bible

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
- Webster's Bible

I am the Vine--the True Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser.
- Weymouth Bible

I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.
- World English Bible

Y am a very vyne, and my fadir is an erthe tilier.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:1


15:1 I am the true vine - So the true bread, #John 6:32|; that is, the most excellent.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:1


Joh 15:1 The True Vine SUMMARY OF JOHN 15: The Vine and the Branches. Bearing Fruit. Glorifying the Father. The Greatest Love. The World's Hatred. The Cloak for Sin. I am the true vine. The scene must be kept in mind. The Lord and his disciples had just eaten the last supper. He had said, "Arise, let us go hence" (Joh 14:31). They had risen, but were still standing in the room. On the table, from whence they had just risen, was the "fruit of the vine", and the Lord had said he would never drink it again upon the earth. In the Old Testament, the Vine is often used as the type of Israel, planted and tended by the Almighty as the husbandman. See Isa 5:1 Ps 80:8-16 Jer 2:21. Israel, however, had proved a wild and fruitless Vine. Instead of it, therefore, Christ had now been planted by the Father as the True Vine.

Discussion for John 15

  • Obbie Beal
    verse 20 above says "Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also". WOW! Jesus lets us know what to expect / those who is 'born-again'. Wow!
  • Abide in me
    Jesus' 1 commandment is to abide in Him. Plug into God he is the source of all Life! There is no Life apart from Him. Unplugged from God we we can not help but produce Sin. Plugged into the Father through the sacrifice that cleansed our sin stained contious;(Jesus) we can Live freely righteous forever in relationship with our Father of all!
  • Irene123
    Jn. 15:13 - " ..... that a man lay down 'his' life for his friends." and take up the life of Christ.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for laying your life down for us.
  • Irene123
    V.13 - I've always read this verse as literal, and it's always 'bothered' me - because I know only God could and did that. Just now as I read it the spiritual aspect dawned on me: we lay down our WORLDLY lives and turn to God in repentance so we are in a place with God to pray for or friends. Now that makes sense. "Come now, let us REASON together ..... "
  • I AM
    O full of all subtilty and all mischief, you child of the devil, YOU enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord JESUS? Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. To my little children, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence: he will come and save you. I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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