'Pruning' in the Bible
‘The flowers have already appeared in the land;The time has arrived for pruning the vines,And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
He will settle disputes among the nationsand provide arbitration for many peoples.They will turn their swords into plowsand their spears into pruning knives.Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,and they will never again train for war.
For before the harvest, when the blossoming is overand the blossom becomes a ripening grape,He will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife,and tear away and remove the branches.
Beat your plows into swordsand your pruning knives into spears.Let even the weakling say, “I am a warrior.”
He will settle disputes among many peoplesand provide arbitration for strong nationsthat 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.
every branch in me not bearing fruit, He doth take it away, and every one bearing fruit, He doth cleanse by pruning it, that it may bear more fruit;