8 O cEphraim, what have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you.
I am like an evergreen cypress;
dfrom me comes your fruit.
5 I am the vine; ayou are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bbears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
16 You did not choose me, but zI chose you and appointed you that you should go and abear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that bwhatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
11 filled uwith the fruit of righteousness that comes vthrough Jesus Christ, wto the glory and praise of God.
6 which has come to you, as indeed kin the whole world it is lbearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you mheard it and understood nthe grace of God in truth,