I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.…
It is in His manhood that Christ is the true Vine. It was of the essence of His Mediatorial work, of the Daysman, who should lay His hands upon both, that as on the one side He could say, "I and My Father are one," so upon the other, "I and My brethren are one;" but while the vine and the vine branches must thus both be partakers of the same nature (Hebrews 2:11), He will presently challenge for Himself a share in the work of the husbandman. He, too, has power to "purge" or cleanse through His word (ver. 3). His humanity was a Divine humanity, for so only could it have become a life-giving humanity to the world.
Parallel VersesKJV: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.