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
    Verse 20: Jesus warned his disciples that if he had to face persecution then they could also expect to face persecution.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --IF YOU DO--WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
    GENESIS 26:4 AND I WILL MAKE THY SEED TO MULTIPLY AS THE STARS IN HEAVEN AND WILL GIVE UNTO THY SEED ALL THESE COUNTRIES AND IN THY SEED SHALL ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED --26:5--BECAUSE THAT ABRAHAM --- OBEYED MY VOICE --- AND KEPT MY CHARGE --- MY COMMANDMENTS ---MY STATUTES --- AND MY LAWS
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you God, Amen.
  • V N Ndlela
    Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His unconditional love for humanity by death on the cross in order for us to be reconciled to the Almighty. What remains is for us to emulate His good example and we can fulfill our side of the bargain by loving God back through showing love one to another. Loving one another should not be a once off arrangement but rather a continued way of life. As children of God, the world will get to know who we exactly are if we love and continue in love.
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12--TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT WORLD ---
  • A disciple
    John 15:9 "As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love." Does the Father love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anyone else or any thing? So does the Lord Jesus love us who believe in Him. "AS the Father loves Jesus" according as He finds in Him all that is good and truly the perfect reflection of Himself: in like manner does the the Lord Jesus think about us. Father God sees in Jesus His Son and Jesus sees in us His little children with all the capacity and hope of growing up into a man after God's own heart, and everything a friend, a brother, or sister, should be. Someone who thinks about the other with reciprocal love and the same mind, and the same likes and dislikes one who has the same family traits. This love is what moves Him to release us of our debts, and never mention them again to us, when we're really sorry, and change for the better. This is the love that stays true and faithful when others raise a slander against you, and seek to humiliate and destroy you Jesus stays a true and faithful friend, and sticks up for you. If the Lord thinks likes this about us who believe in Him, and want with all our hearts to be pleasing and useful to Him how much should we also consider one another in the same way that we want Him to think about us! "Love wasn't put in your heart to stay love isn't love until you give it away!"

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