Pruning in the Bible is often a metaphor. And so, many people are curious about Bible Verses About Pruning. What does the Bible say about pruning? Maybe you’re heard the verse about the “Gardner and the Vine?” Yet, there are a few more veerses in the Bible about pruning. Let’s take a look at them.

Bible Verses About Pruning

Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. (John 15:2 NKJV)

You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. (John 15:3-4 NLT)

He will settle disputes among the nations and provide arbitration for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives. Nation will not take up the sword against nation, and they will never again train for war. (Isaiah 2:4 CSB)

For before the harvest, when the blossoming is over and the blossom becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife, and tear away and remove the branches. (Isaiah 18:5 CSB)

I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it. (Isaiah 5:6 NIV)

Beat your plows into swords and your pruning knives into spears. Let even the weakling say, “I am a warrior.” (Joel 3:10 CSB)

He will settle disputes among many peoples and provide arbitration for strong nations that are far away. They will beat their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives. Nation will not take up the sword against nation, and they will never again train for war. (Micah 4:3 CSB)

Bible Verses About Pruning Weeds

They speak mere words, taking false oaths while making covenants. So lawsuits break out like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field. (Hosea 10:4 CSB)

 But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. (Matthew 13:25 CSB)

 “‘No,’ he said. ‘When you pull up the weeds, you might also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but collect the wheat in my barn.’” (Matthew 13:29-30 CSB)

The field is the world; and the good seed—these are the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one. (Matthew 13:38 CSB)

Therefore, just as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. (Matthew 13:40 CSB)

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