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 15:2

  • Ben Weaver for verse 2
    Thank God for inspiring Bro. Mardia Scott Jr. with correction of a traditional error. I found that the Gr.word used here is something like "hairei " and the Analytical Greek Lexicon, defines it as "3rd person, singular , present tense, indicative, and active, thus indicating that the Father does something. However, I could 't find whether that action is destructive or constructive. I feel, the gospel in general supports help for His children in Christ, rather than the traditional interpretation of discarding us. May our Lord direct and bless.
  • Apostle Mardia Scott Jr. for verse 2
    The Greek word here in verse 2 for "taketh away" is "airo" which would have better been translated as "lifted up". When a vine grows, it grows vigorously, through barriers of all sorts, even dirt. When a good "husbandman" observes that a branch has been smothered under dirt, he will "lift it up" out of dirt because he realizes that it is dirt that causes it not to bear fruits. How many of us should be grateful that our Husbandman, after recognizing our fruitlessness, also recognized the dirt we were emerged under, that was causing that fruitlessness. And instead of cutting us away, like the world does, He "lifted us up" out of the dirt we were in! So this text teaches us that when Christ is our True Vine, or Lord of our life, we go from "Lifted up"(verse 2), to "Letting go"(verse 2), to "Leaning on"(verses 3-5). But it's all by his grace, not by our strength! -Apostle Mardia Scott Jr.

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