He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,(A) while every branch that does bear fruit(B) he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:2 The Greek for he prunes also means he cleans.
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And after it is thrown on the fire as fuel and the fire burns both ends and chars the middle, is it then useful for anything?(A)

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10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.(A)

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