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John 15:1 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

THE VINE AND BRANCHES ADDRESS v. 1-14

1) "I am the true vine," (eto eimi he ampelos he alethine) "I am (exist as) the true vine," in the sense of the "original" or genuine vine; As John the Baptist declared Jesus to be the true light, Joh 1:9, or the "original," the source of light, all light, so is He the original, true vine, or vine-life-supply. Israel was for a time His vine-life-dispenser. And Jesus was the true, genuine, or "original" bread, not the manna that Moses gave to Israel, Joh 6:32. Israel was, for a time, God's beloved vineyard, His fruitbearing agency, Isa 5:1-7. But the life of that vine, Israel, the life-source for fruit bearing, came from the Jehovah, now the Redeemer, revealed to the world as Jesus Christ.

2) "And my Father is the husbandman." (kai ho pater mou ho georgos estin) "And my Father is (exists as) the husbandman," So 8:12. The one who planted the vineyard of Israel to be a fruitbearer of righteousness, but whose conduct had come to be so morally, ethically, and religiously wicked that she was about to be plucked up and her former mission given to another vine or vineyard. He spoke of the church which He had now called out, chosen and established, to whom He was now speaking, Mat 15:12-14; Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27.

The term "husbandman" means a "vine-dresser." He sent forth His Son, first to Israel, Joh 1:11; Rom 1:16; When she, as His former vineyard, received Him not, He then plucked her up, Mat 21:40-43; Mat 21:45; Rom 11:15; Rom 11:20; Rom 11:25, cast her away, and planted this new vineyard at the hand of Jesus Christ His Son, to be a fruit-bearing agency for. Him; and to be His bride in this and the eternal ages, Joh 3:28-29; Rev 19:5-9; Eph 3:21. He now charges them regarding their trust in and obedience to Him in producing good fruit of righteousness.

Consult other comments:

John 15:1 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 15:1 - The Greek Testament

John 15:1 - Barclay Daily Study Bible

John 15:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:1 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 15:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

John 15:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

John 15:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 15:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 15:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:1 - James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary

John 15:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:1 - John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 15:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 15:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 15:1 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

John 15:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

John 15:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 15:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

John 15:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:1 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 15:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 15:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:1 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:1 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:1 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 15:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

John 15:1 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 15:1 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 15:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 15:1 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:1 - International Critical Commentary New Testament

John 15:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 15:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

John 15:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 15:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 15:1 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

John 15:1 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 15:1 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 15:1 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 15:1 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

John 15:1 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 15:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

John 15:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 15:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 15:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

John 15:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:1 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:1 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 15:1 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:1 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 15:1 - The Sermon Bible

John 15:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 15:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 15:1 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary