John 15:2 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit," (pan klema en emoi me pheron karpon) "Every branch in me not bearing fruit," unproductive, unfruitful branch, not an engrafted branch, not a genuine branch (a sucker), Act 17:28; La 3:22; Mal 3:6; Jesus wants fruit, not just a show or odor of leaves and blooms from branches in Him, 2Pe 1:8.

2) "He taketh away:” (airie auto) "He takes it," removes it, disclaims it, the nominal professor, but non-possessor, like Judas Iscariot, like Annanias and Saphira, or like certain men crept in among the Corinth professors, and like some Jude observed and described, 1Co 11:21; 1Co 11:29-30; Jud 1:4; Jud 1:15; Jud 1:19.

3) "And every branch that beareth fruit," (kai pan to karpon pheron) "And every branch that bears fruit," that is genuine, that has been engrafted into Him, the true vine, Joh 15:1, that has vital, heart connection with Him, that is not a mere unproductive sucker, drawing physical life, but without the engrafted nature, Jas 1:21; Mat 7:17.

4) "He purgeth it," (kathairei auto) "He prunes it," cleanses it, to keep it healthy. He does this by the Word, by the Spirit, by chastening to keep the branch growing in the right direction, 1Jn 1:7; Heb 12:6; Heb 12:10.

5) "That it may bring forth more fruit." (hina karpon pleiona phere) "In order that it may bear more fruit," good fruit Mat 7:17-20, of holiness, righteousness and the fruit of the spirit kind of deeds, as described, Gal 5:22-23; Gal 5:25; 2Pe 1:4-11.

The vine dresser exerts energy on the plants, the branches for one priority purpose, that is that they may produce more and richer quality fruit each season.

Consult other comments:

John 15:2 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 15:2 - The Greek Testament

John 15:2 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:2 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:2 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:2 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:2 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:2 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 15:2 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:2 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:2 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:2 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:2 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:2 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:2 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:2 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 15:2 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:2 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:2 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:2 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 15:2 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:2 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:2 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:2 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:2 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 15:2 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:2 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:2 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:2 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:2 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary