John 15:2

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery branch in me that beareth not fruit, hee taketh away: and euery branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring foorth more fruit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every `branch' that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He takes away every branch in me which has no fruit, and every branch which has fruit he makes clean, so that it may have more fruit.
- Basic English Bible

[As to] every branch in me not bearing fruit, he takes it away; and [as to] every one bearing fruit, he purges it that it may bring forth more fruit.
- Darby Bible

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleaneth it, that it my bring forth more fruit.
- Webster's Bible

Every branch in me--if it bears no fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
- Weymouth Bible

Every branch in me that doesn't bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
- World English Bible

Ech braunch in me that berith not fruyt, he schal take awey it; and ech that berith fruyt, he schal purge it, that it bere the more fruyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

every branch in me not bearing fruit, He doth take it away, and every one bearing fruit, He doth cleanse by pruning it, that it may bear more fruit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:2


15:2 Every one that beareth fruit, he purifieth - by obeying the truth, #1Pet 1:22|; and by inward or outward sufferings, #Heb 12:10|,11. So purity and fruitfulness help each other. That it may bear more fruit - For this is one of the noblest rewards God can bestow on former acts of obedience, to make us yet more holy, and fit for farther and more eminent service.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:2


Joh 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth no fruit he taketh away. As the husbandman cuts off the unfruitful branches of the vine, so the Father severs the unfruitful branches from his Son. Judas, an unfruitful branch which did not have the life of the Vine, had just been severed and had gone forth. Every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it. The husbandman prunes and dresses the branches in order that they may be more healthy and fruitful. The Father cleanses, purifies, frees from sin, all who become branches of the True Vine.

Discussion for John 15

  • BSP
    In verse 14 Jesus says we are his friends if we do what he commanded us. Do our friends encourage us to do what Jesus commands us so that we can be his friends!
  • Steve morrow
    Caitlin very important verses---john 15:5 I am the vine you are the branches he that abideth in ME and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit for without ME you can do nothing john14:14 --IF-- you shall ask anything in MY name I will do it 1 john5:14 and this is the confidence that we have in HIM that if we ask anything --- according to HIS will --- HE heareth us
  • Irene123
    Jn. 15:13 - " ..... that a man lay down 'his' life for his friends." and take up the life of Christ.
  • 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 ..... "
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:14 you are MY friends ---IF---you do whatsoever I command you 15 henceforth I call you not servants for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth but I have called you friends for all things that I have heard of MY FATHER I have made known to you mark 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL---LOSE---IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED
  • Mary Rose Catacutan
    This verse really reminds us that God's love is greater than anything.

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