John 15: 2 Analysis

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Introduction This paper will discuss the interpretation of John 15:2. In this chapter, Jesus preached to His disciples a discourse about Himself as the True Vine; His Father is the Vinedresser, and the disciples are the branches. In verse 2, Jesus taught the disciples the consequences to the branch that does bear fruit and to the branch that does not bear fruit. To the branch that was fruitful, the Father will prunes so that it may produce more fruits. To the branch that was fruitless, the Vinedresser will take it away from the Vine. For this particular verse, John, the author of this letter, used the Greek word “airei” to describe the result to the unfruitful branch. In many English Bible translations, The word “airei,”
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In John five, the author told the story of Jesus healed a man who had an infirmity for thirty-eight years. In verse eight, eleven, and twelve, the author recorded the monolog of Jesus to the sick man. The phrase “take up” had the same meaning as the phrase “lift up.” Jesus was instructed this man to rise from his weak condition to a new position. When this man was sick, he cannot do anything other than just to lay down on the mattress. It shows the condition without fruit. But, after this man met Jesus and He healed him, this man came to a new higher position where he could become fruitful Another example that used the phrase “take up” that has the same meaning of “picking up something from under” found in John Chapter 8:59. This passage shared the story when Jesus had a conversation with the Jewish people. The Jews asked Jesus about who He is compared to Abraham. Jesus answered their question with a statement that made them angry. He answered them “Before Abraham was, I Am.” After they had heard His answer, these people took up stones from the ground to throw at Jesus. The phrase “took up” in verse 59, had the same meaning as to “pick

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