The Gospel of Thomas
40. Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted apart from the Father. Since it is not strong, it will be pulled up by its root and will perish."
The Nag Hammadi Library,The Gospel of Thomas,Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer,These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death."