If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men No art. Men gather them—We have now the apostates as a class, them, collected like withered branches into the bundle. The negative consequences of not abiding were discussed in John 15:6. λ.] Spurgeon. Do you want to understand a Strong's Bible but don't have the time to do all the memory of traditional language learning? Стойкость – дар Божий, но увещевание к страху Божию далеко не излишне. On , Euthymius remarks “but are not consumed”. The expression means, as the withered and useless branches of trees are gathered for fuel, so shall it be with all hypocrites and false professors of religion. It is strange how some of those who strongly affirm the sovereignty of God in salvation can then affirm a different doctrine with regard to the fruitfulness which is a part of that salvation. Laney ("Abiding is Believing: The Analogy of the Vine in John 15:1-6," 63), though also taking a justification approach to this passage, invalidates Smith's argument by noting that the phrase clearly refers to salvation (justification) elsewhere in the Gospel of John. Yes, your joy will overflow! Isaiah 13:3, "I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have also called My mighty ones for Mine anger;" and the Lord's own word, "Where the carcase is, there shall the eagles be gathered together," in which the eagles point to the Roman standards. This is expressed by ἐξηράνθη, by which the man is identified with the withered branch, which is his image. He again lays before them the punishment of ingratitude, and, by doing so, excites and urges them to perseverance. He says that these branches are either lifted up or taken away (v. 2). It is not proper to conclude that non-abiding disciples are all unbelievers. THE CONTEXT These verses serve as the foundation for chapter 15, and introduce several themes on which Jesus expands in chapter 15: • The commandment to love (13:31-35; 15:12). See "except" in John 15:4. What this means is all of Jesus’ words, not just the words in John 15:1-6. 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. 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. Compare Matthew 13:30, Matthew 13:39, Matthew 13:41. the fire. This withering, it will be observed, comes before the burning, just as the withering is preceded by the taking away (John 15:2). 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. 20:10-15). Compare what is said in the parable of the Tares: "The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity" (Matthew 13:41). See Baeumlein, Partik. He is cast out — Of the vineyard, the invisible Church. ‘By their fruits you will know them’ (Luke 6:43-49; Matthew 7:16-20; Luke 3:8-9; James 2:18). In the fall the vinedresser would prune (Gr. Observe this is not said of the unfruitful branch, which the Father takes away (in judgment): but of one who will not abide in Christ, becomes separate from Him: (1) is cast out (of the vineyard, or of the Vine) like a ( τὸ κλῆμα, scil. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and … The aorist, denoting a momentary act, indicates that it was cast forth at the moment it ceased to abide in the vine. I would suppose Newton to formulate it thus in Greek: SWMA KINOUN EFILHSEN KINEIN (I just love that distinctive Aristotelian use of FILEW). This description of the dark side of possible destiny is brief and terrible. He is cast forth - Observe, that person who abides not in Christ, in a believing loving, obedient spirit, is -. Their collective existence is here described as an actual reality, and their destiny depicted under the most terrible imagery. See Ezekiel 15:2, where D. Kimchi paraphrases in this manner: From Matthew 13:40-42, it seems that it will be done by the angels. Revelation 20:15. This is strikingly set forth in the form of a parable in Ezekiel 15:1-8, to which there is here a manifest allusion: "Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?" ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 15:6 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550ἐὰν μή τις μείνῃ ἐν ἐμοί ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὰ καὶ εἰς πῦρ βάλλουσιν καὶ καίεται, John 15:6 Hebrew Bibleאיש אשר לא יעמד בי השלך כשריג החוצה וייבש וילקטום וישליכום אל תוך האש והיה לבער׃, John 15:6 Aramaic NT: Peshittaܐܠܐ ܕܝܢ ܐܢܫ ܡܩܘܐ ܒܝ ܡܫܬܕܐ ܠܒܪ ܐܝܟ ܫܒܫܬܐ ܕܝܒܫܐ ܘܠܩܛܝܢ ܪܡܝܢ ܠܗ ܒܢܘܪܐ ܕܬܐܩܕ ܀, Job 15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, …, Psalm 80:15 And the vineyard which your right hand has planted, and the branch …, Isaiah 14:19 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and …, Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, …, Ezekiel 15:3-7 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. They did seem to be all that the fruit-bearing branches are, but they were never saved souls, for saved souls always bring forth fruits of righteousness. 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. They used the same word could apply to either "pruning" or "cleansing" in ancient Greek. Literally, was cast forth. Zigabenus) as in Matthew 13:40. 15:6 If any one abide not in me - By living faith; not by Church communion only. The man who abides in me, and in whom I abide, bears much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. The plural συνάγουσι, βάλλουσι, is significant: it can refer only to the instruments of the Divine judgment, and shows that that judgment is to be executed by men. Zigabenus; and how terrible in its tragic simplicity! Judas would not remain in the vine and he would be cut off. John 15:2(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. We are led to the same result by the parallel with the last discourses of Christ in Matthew, which for the most part refer to the Divine judgment impending over the degenerate people. another image in Luke 14:34-35.— καίεται, they burn, the present of duration takes here its full force. Shall I end with this as my portion? Lampe: Hoc judicium non immediate a Deo infligitur. Those who are cut off from Christ are said to wither like a dead branch; because, as the commencement of strength is from him, so also is its uninterrupted continuance. Strictly, the branch: the unfruitful branch. He was their divinely-appointed Shepherd, and they His flock; but they did not abide in Him, they violently sundered themselves from Him. also Jn 21:15–17. ‘The branch’ here is simply ‘the branch’ of John 15:4, the branch considered in itself: the words ‘cast forth’ and ‘is withered’ are so used in the original as to denote the certainty, the immediateness, of the doom referred to: the last three verbs of the verse carry our thoughts to a later period than that to which the casting out and the withering belong. 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. Salvation for every man ever born turns upon just two questions: (1) is he "in Christ"? The first Aorist. ii. A comparison with Ezekiel 15 makes this allusion to the Jews indubitable. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord" (Revelation 14:13). the prophet is, "O son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree?" Remain in my love. Some versions, as the Arabic, Syriac, and Persic, read this as an epithet of the word "branch", thus; "the branch that is withered"; expressing the condition the branch is in before it is cast forth out of the vineyard, and the reason of its being cast forth: but others read it as a new and distinct predicate of the branch, showing the case it is in, immediately upon its being cast forth: it may be cut off, and cast out with its leaves upon it, though without fruit; but as soon as ever it is ejected, it withers away. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered. God is the author of righteousness, and Jesus is the Son of God, because He gives the method and secret by which alone righteousness is possible, And that He does give this, we can verify from experience. We may indeed place a cast-off branch in water, and by that means keep it for a time from completely withering; but it is of no lasting good: so it is no use for a man inwardly dead and forsaken by the Holy Ghost to force forward for a while the appearance of a pious life from his own strength; it cannot last long, seldom until his end, and then his withered state is manifest. 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. or will men take a pin …, Ezekiel 17:9 Say you, Thus said the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? 6. He is cast forth as a branch—Separated from Christ; no longer justified through his blood. As we shall see later we are exhorted to love one another and to demonstrate that love to the world. This apostasy shall increase in a special manner towards the final period of the kingdom of God. Comp. Nahum tells us that such are but as stubble laid out in the sun to dry, that it may burn the better, John 1:10; or like grapes, let to hang in the sunshine till they be ripe, for the winepress of God’s wrath, Revelation 19:15. "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. John 15:6(NASB) Verse Thoughts All born-again believers are united with Christ at the point of salvation, and having been made one with Him we are instructed to abide in Christ. 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. But the figure now ceases, and leaves in what follows some further scarcely accordant notes (John 15:8; John … The aorists I take with Meyer as a consequence of the whole being spoken by our Lord as if the great day were come: hence also the presents, βάλλουσιν and καίεται. The one proper use of the vine is to bear fruit. The gospel writer John records our Lord Jesus speaking of a vine and a vinedresser and also about certain branches which do not produce fruit (John 15:1-6). As this last refers back to Jeremiah 5, so our present parable rests upon Ezekiel 15. Кто не пребудет во Мне. 1. The fire, emblem of the judgment; comp. p. 172 [E. T. p. 199]). The whole process undergone by the fruitless branch is described in these six verbs, John 15:2, , , , , , and each detail is thus given for the sake of emphasising the inevitableness and the completeness of the destruction. The zeal languishes, the professed love is gone, prayer is neglected, the sanctuary is forsaken, and the soul becomes like a withered branch reserved for the fire of the last great day. In this chapter, Christ uses a metaphor to signify the correlation between God, Jesus, and the disciples. Jesus now represents as present what is done with these cast-out and withered branches at the last day. A picture illuminates a truth but can never give the full picture and becomes dangerous if overpressed. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. John 10:3; John 10:12; Matthew 7:27, et al.) John 15:6 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear) ἐὰν μή τις μένη ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὰ καὶ εἰς τὸ πῦρ βάλλουσιν καὶ καίεται. John 15:6. νῦν λέγει καὶ τὸν κίνδυνον τοῦ μὴ ἐν αὐτῷ μένοντος, Euth. a Matthew 21:43 gives us a commentary on the ἐβλήθη ἔξω, so far as Jesus had the Jews in His eye when He spoke: "The kingdom of God shall be taken from them, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof." "If any one abides not in me, he is cast forth as the branch, and is withered; then they gather these branches, they throw them into the fire, and they burn.". So its end is worse than its beginning. Cast them into the fire, and they are burned] So they must needs be, may some say; but his meaning is, that temporaries, of all others, make the fiercest, hottest fire, because they are trees most seared and fuel fully dry. 6. 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. Surely, from such apostacy there is no recovery. 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