John 15: 1
I am the true vine and my father is the husbandman.
to be, to exist, to be present
Present Tense and Active Voice – occurs in actual time
that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name; in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by name; genuine
the tiller of the soil; vinedresser
The vine itself yields proper juice and nourishment to all the branches whether large or small, and all the nourishment passes through the main stalk first.
Since Jesus is the vine, He is the source of all real strength and grace to His followers.
It is God’s job to nurture, trim, and defend the vine, and He looks out for its growth and welfare.
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.
each, any, all, the whole
a limb or shoot
to carry some burden; to be conveyed or borne with the suggestion of force or speed; to uphold or keep from falling; endure the rigor of a thing
Present Tense – happening in actual time
that which originates or comes from something, an effect, result
raise up, elevate, lift up, to bear away what has been raised
to cleanse of filth, impurity, to prune, useless shoots from the vine
in order that, so that
this is the same Greek word and meaning as “beareth.”
This word is in the Present Tense (now) and Subjunctive Voice (the mood of possibility and potentiality, but the action may or may not occur.)
We are purged with the express desire that we bring forth the most fruit possible for the Kingdom of God.
John 15: 3
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
already, this time
a verb in the second person and is plural of “to be”
it means belong to, have been
Present Tense – a simple statement of fact or reality viewed as occurring in actual time
pure, physically, in a levitical sense, ethically
the ground or reason by which something is or is not done; by reason of
word which has a living voice which has the power to change
something that has been completed in the past, once for all, and does not need to be repeated
John 15: 4
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
a Verb that means to remain; to be held, kept continually; to remain as one, not to become another or different
Aorist Tense – characterized by its emphasis on punctiliar action; that is, without regard for past, present, or future time
Imperative Mood – expresses a command to the hearer to perform a certain action by the order and authority of the one commanding (Jesus.)
in the degree that, or in proportion as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself
same meaning as above but with a different mood
Subjunctive Mood – the action described may or may not occur, depending upon the circumstances
the next abide
has the same meaning, tense, and mood as the “abide” directly above it
So we as Christians absolutely must stay attached to the vine in order to bear fruit. It is the vine that gives a constant circulation of sap and juices to enable the branch to grow and be fruitful.
John 15: 5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without me ye can do nothing.
When I abide in Christ and He in me…
the same bringeth forth
to carry, to endure the rigor of a thing, to bear patiently one’s conduct, bring forward
Present Tense – a simple statement of fact
separate, apart, besides
denotes being separate and totally dependent
are able, have power whether by virtue of one’s own ability and resources, or of a state of mind or through favorable circumstances; or by permission of law or custom
Present Tense and Active Voice
to produce, construct, be the author of, make ready