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John 15:5 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "I am the vine, ye are the branches," (ego eimi he ampelos humeis ta klemata) "I am (exist as)the true vine, you all are (exist as) the branches," in the vineyard He had Himself planted when He had called and chosen them, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:26-27. He and they form the body, the church, of which institution He is the head, Eph 1:23.

2) "He that abideth in me, and I in him," (ho menon en emoi kago en auto) "The one who remains in me and I in him," drawing life and strength, nourishment and guidance from me and my indwelling and empowering him - as a dynamo for power, and an artesian flow of the water of life for continuous refreshment, Joh 4:14; Joh 7:38-39.

3) "The same bringeth forth much fruit:" (houtos pherei karpon polun) "This one bears much fruit," as expressed in nine forms, Gal 5:22-23; Gal 5:25; Just as every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; how much, "Much fruit" is through the continual abiding and fruit bearing, is not known, will not be revealed until the judgement seat of Christ, Mat 7:17-20; 2Pe 1:4-9; 1Co 3:14.

4) "For without me ye can do nothing." (hoti choris emou ou dunasthe poiein ouden) "Because apart from me you all are not able to do anything," Php_1:11; Php_4:13. Therefore none should glory in the fruit he bears, except the glorying be in Christ Jesus, Gal 2:20; 1Th 5:16; Php_4:4; 1Co 1:29; 1Co 3:21-23. The idea here is one can do nothing that will glorify God, except he be a doer of the Word.

Consult other comments:

John 15:5 - The Greek Testament

John 15:5 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 15:5 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 15:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 15:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 15:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 15:5 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:5 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 15:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 15:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 15:5 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 15:5 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 15:5 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 15:5 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:5 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 15:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 15:5 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 15:5 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 15:5 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 15:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 15:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 15:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 15:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 15:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 15:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 15:5 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 15:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 15:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary