Matthew 13:24-30; Matthew 13:36-43. ), not also the fire of the divine anger generally (Hengstenberg). Verses 1-8 set the stage The figure derived from the treatment of the fruitless branch is continued in ’ , cf.Matthew 13:49-50; and Matthew 13:41-42. KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - JOHN 15 PREVIOUS CHAPTER - NEXT CHAPTER - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . of the branch of the wild vine that grows in the woods." Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. ought to be accounted), but concerning the branch which is amongst the trees of the It is indeed the gift of God, but the exhortation to fear is not uncalled for, lest our flesh, through too great indulgence, should root us out. This apostasy shall increase in a special manner towards the final period of the kingdom of God. As subject of συνάγουσι, they gather, we must understand the servants of the vine-dresser; in the application, the angels (Luke 12:20, Matthew 13:41). It will be completed at the judgment-day. This doubtless refers to those who are professors of religion, but who have never known anything of true and real connection with him. If a man abide not in me - Our Lord in the plainest manner intimates that a person may as truly be united to him as the branch is to the tree that produces it, and yet be afterwards cut off and cast into the fire; because he has not brought forth fruit to the glory of his God. These are the five steps in the judgment; the complete execution of which is, by God’s long suffering, delayed. As we shall see later we are exhorted to love one another and to demonstrate that love to the world. He was about to push it into the stove as fuel with which to kindle the fire. As Jesus is telling us here, we must have Him dwelling within us, and we must remain dwelling in Him by trust, obedience and prayer. ), The cast-out branch withers; whatever remains of sap it might have had so long as it hung on ever so slightly to the vine, now quickly dries up; it becomes a hard piece of wood, which can no longer be bent, only broken. The ἐξηράνθη has here the same meaning as in the case of the fig-tree, which signifies the Jewish people, Matthew 21:19. ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 15:6 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Editionἐὰν μή τις μένῃ ἐν ἐμοί, ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη, καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὸ καὶ εἰς τὸ πῦρ βάλλουσιν, καὶ καίεται. Shall I end with this as my portion? 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. The material fire in Matthew 22:7, "And he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, καὶ τὴν πόλιν αὐτῶν ἐνέπρησε is only the embodiment of this spiritual fire. Is it not more simple to suppose that the punishment is so regarded as forming only one thing with the fault (not abiding), that it seems already accomplished in it? I am the vine; you are the branches. (3) The verse in question: >John 15:6 (GNT) EAN MH TIS MENHi EN EMOI, EBLHQH EXW hWS TO KLHMA KAI >EXHRANQH KAI SUNAGOUSIN AUTA KAI EIS TO PUR BALLOUSIN KAI KAIETAI. gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. But that there is a certain latitude of interpretation, which will refer the not abiding, or the falling away, to the Gentiles who were to be called into the kingdom of God, is taught by the parable of the guest who had not on a wedding garment: comp. or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? 6. The loppings of the vines, in those countries where they are cultivated, are carefully gathered, and make a considerable part of their fuel. "If any man abide not in Me"—whether it be that he never made a beginning of fruit-bearing, or that he afterwards fell away again, and thus relapsed into the state of the not-bearing branch, ver. Their collective existence is here described as an actual reality, and their destiny depicted under the most terrible imagery. And if we are His then it is to Him that we must be attached, and from Whom we must be receiving life. For John, the two roots seem synonymous and mean “to love”; cf. This is a thing that can prove itself, if it is so; and it will prove itself, because it is so. branch in such a case: (2) becomes dried up, having lost the supply of life-giving sap (“quenched the Spirit,” 1 Thessalonians 5:19): (3) is gathered up with other such (Matthew 13:40) by the angels at the great day: (4) is cast into the fire, as the result of that judgment; and finally (5) ‘burneth;’ not ‘is burned,’ in any sense of being consumed; und muss brennen, Luther. ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 15:6 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881ἐὰν μή τις μένῃ ἐν ἐμοί, ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη, καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὰ καὶ εἰς τὸ πῦρ βάλλουσιν καὶ καίεται. This signifies the ejection of worthless and fruitless professors out of the churches; for such who are either unsound in their principles, or are remiss and negligent in their attendance on the worship of God, with the church, or are loose and vain in their lives and conversations, are to be removed from communion with the people of God. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes # 15:2 The Greek for he prunes also means he cleans. Matthew 3:10-12. Hence ἔξω refers to the vineyard, so far as this is the community. shall he not pull …, Ezekiel 19:12-14 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, …, Matthew 3:10 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every …, Matthew 7:19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast …, Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather …, Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, …, Hebrews 6:7,8 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and …, Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, …, 2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …, 1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …, Jude 1:12,13 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …, Revelation 20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into …, Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …. (R. Besser, D. D.). Such a requirement would be an injunction to hypocrisy; and an apostacy therefrom would be an apostacy not from holiness, but an apostacy from, hypocrisy, that is, from the worst of sin, which would be no apostacy at all. That comes from responsive faith alone, and is finally revealed by godly, compassionate, and considerate living. Do you want to understand a Strong's Bible but don't have the time to do all the memory of traditional language learning? The polysyndeton (comp. or will men take a pin …, Ezekiel 17:9 Say you, Thus said the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? It cannot be too strongly stressed that it is not the church which is the vine, but Christ. The simple form ( οὐ μὴν κατακαίονται, Euth. and however flourishing when a profession of religion was first made, yet when it is tried, and it is seen that there was no true grace, everything withers and dies. For they are next. Jesus was speaking in this context of abiding and non-abiding disciple believers and gave no hint that He was speaking about unbelievers. So R. Solomon in If they were fruitless it would mean that God had failed in His purpose towards them to work in them to will and to do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). Jesus appears to have been continuing to speak of abiding in the sense of believers remaining close to Himself. ii. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered: and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. And [men] gather them. also Romans 11:22, "But toward thee goodness, if thou continue ( ἐὰν ἐπιμένῃς) in His goodness; otherwise thou also shalt be cut off." You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you: The word of God is a cleansing agent. John 3:3; John 3:5. ἐβλήθη ἔξω, κ. τ. has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me. Ver. All Christians are branches of the true Vine, for all are taken out of Adam and placed into Christ. Fire is a common figure that occurs throughout Scripture to describe the judgment of believers as well as unbelievers (cf. He is cast out - … A comparison with Ezekiel 15 makes this allusion to the Jews indubitable. ἐὰν μή τις μένῃ ἐν ἐμοί, ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη, καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὸ καὶ εἰς τὸ πῦρ βάλλουσιν, καὶ καίεται. Not that it ever happens that any one of the elect is dried up, but because there are many hypocrites who, in outward appearance, flourish and are green for a time, but who afterwards, when they ought to yield fruit, show the very opposite of that which the Lord expects and demands from his people. "If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. Baptism may connect us to the church, but it will not necessarily connect us to Christ. Also Matthew 8:12; Matthew 22:13. Здесь образно показано уничтожение (ср. So its end is worse than its beginning. Herein is my Father glorified This does not so much refer to what goes before, concerning the disciples abiding in Christ, and he and his words abiding in them, and doing for them whatever they ask, though by all this God is glorified; as to what follows, the fruitfulness of the disciples: Remain in my love. John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. The "anyone" in the context would be any believer. Nor is this all: you shall be punished as apostates; for you shall be cast out of the presence of God, and gathered into hell, where you shall be burned as withered branches, as persons fit only for the flames." This has led some interpreters to conclude that they lose their salvation and go to hell, especially since He mentioned burning in fire. John 15:7-8 describe the glorious results of the perseverance of the believer in the communion with Christ. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. If any one abide not in me he is cast forth as the branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they burn. That we must not here think primarily of the fire of hell, the final manifestation of the fire of the Divine wrath, is shown by the original passage in Ezekiel, ch. Христос снова, упомянув о наказании за неблагодарность, поощряет учеников к стойкости. 3:10-12; 5:22; 13:40-42, 50; 25:41; Мк. John 15:6. ἐν ἐμοὶ , in Me ) as in the vine.— ἐβλήθη ) By that very fact he is (he renders himself) deserving of being cast out: and accordingly he shall surely be cast out . 6. The aorist, denoting a momentary act, indicates that it was cast forth at the moment it ceased to abide in the vine. 26 “When the Counselor # Greek Parakletos: Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, and Comforter. By apostacy you separate yourselves from me, and deprive yourselves of the advantages which flow from the influences of my Spirit, the direction of my word, the protection of my Providence, the pardon of your sins, and the enjoyment of heaven. it is commonly rendered), we are to understand the wild vine. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 15:9-17 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT. Euth. καὶ συνάγ. See a beautiful illustration of this in Ezekiel 15:1-8. The threatening of John 15:6 cannot be referred to the Jewish nation and its destruction by the Romans, as Hengstenberg has asserted. 20:10-15). Cut off from Jesus, having no longer any right or title to him or to his salvation. The first Aorist. 6.If any one abide not in me. As this last refers back to Jeremiah 5, so our present parable rests upon Ezekiel 15. Wyc, shall wax dry. Comp. Compare Matthew 13:30, Matthew 13:39, Matthew 13:41. the fire. Many interpreters have taken John 15:6 as an exposition of John 15:2. so that it will be even more fruitful. The tenses of this verse should be carefully observed. The נכרתה of the Mosaic law strictly corresponds. 6.] He again lays before them the punishment of ingratitude, and, by doing so, excites and urges them to perseverance. 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