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

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:2 by this we know that we love the children of GOD when we love GOD --- and keep HIS commandments --5:3-- for this is the love of GOD that we keep HIS commandments and HIS commandments are not grievous JOHN 15:9 as THE FATHER hath loved ME so have I loved you continue in MY love --15:10-- IF YOU KEEP -- MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 CORINTHIANS 14:37 --IF-- any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual let him acknowledge that the things --I WRITE-- unto you are the commandments of THE LORD
  • Jeff Berry
    Jesus gave reasons why seed might not germinate (Chp 13; including not dying Chp 12). While groweth is essential fruit is the reproduction of a kind. I don't think we will always know when fruit has been produced (Chp 4)
  • Patrice Evans
    Thank you Father for Your word.
  • Greg ormsbee
    I AGREE GOD CHOSE US, NOT ALL ACCEPT IT, AN THE FRUIT THAT WE MAKE IS THROUGH CHRIST IN US BRINING IN TRUE CONVERTS. ALL ARE CALLED FEW CHOSEN, NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED.
  • Steve morrow
    can you expect to get what you ask for if you keep erasing GODS WORDS in favor of mans --- is that abiding in the LORDS WORDS
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:33 HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY --21:34--AND TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS --AND CARES OF THIS LIFE--AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ---ACCOUNTED WORTHY--- TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE --PRAY ALWAYS--FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD COUNT YOU WORTHY OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND --- THE WORK OF FAITH --- WITH POWER

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