"I am the r true vine, and my Father is s the vinedresser.
t Every branch in me that does not bear fruit u he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, v that it may bear more fruit.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine?
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.
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 burned.
Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree.
2 Peter 1:8
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.