John 15:4

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Abide in me, and in you: As the branch cannot beare fruit of itselfe, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither {can} you unless you abide in Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide in me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be in me at all times as I am in you. As the branch is not able to give fruit of itself, if it is not still on the vine, so you are not able to do so if you are not in me.
- Basic English Bible

Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abide in the vine, thus neither [can] ye unless ye abide in me.
- Darby Bible

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
- Webster's Bible

Continue in me, and let me continue in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself--that is, if it does not continue in the vine--so neither can you if you do not continue in me.
- Weymouth Bible

Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
- World English Bible

Dwelle ye in me, and Y in you; as a braunche may not make fruyt of it silf, but it dwelle in the vyne, so nether ye, but ye dwelle in me.
- Wycliffe Bible

remain in me, and I in you, as the branch is not able to bear fruit of itself, if it may not remain in the vine, so neither ye, if ye may not remain in me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:4


15:4 Abide in me - Ye who are now pure by living faith, producing all holiness; by which alone ye can be in me.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:4


Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. The idea is, Abide in me that I may abide in you. Christ abiding in us is dependent on our abiding in him. We abide in him by keeping his words, or having his "word abide in us" (Joh 15:7), and all who "keep his sayings" (Joh 14:23) will have Christ abide in their souls. No more can ye, except ye abide in me. We are dead, fruitless branches, without the Christ-life. The whole history of the world demonstrates that fruitfulness is only found in union with Christ.

Discussion for John 15

  • Robin Brazil
    I love the father, son, and holy ghost for all the things they do for me, and will continue to ask them to guide me, and my family life with wisdom, knowledge love, and protection in Jesus name Amen.
  • Doug
    I love Jesus for what he did for me on the cross
  • Mary O. sebonego
    we should love on another
  • MELISSA BROUSSARD
    If you don't abide in Christ and he in you , you can do nothing! Speaking of the vine, if you are not bearing fruit or the right fruit such as the fruit of the Spirit! If you are not producing fruit in your life, The Father Will Take It Away! (Don't let 6 strong men have to take you to Church! Check your fruit and don't allow Sin to Destroy The Plans and Purpose God Has for You and Me!
  • PrecSika
    Trusting in GOD with everything... Letting Him have His way. Putting my life in His hands so He leads me.
  • Bonsile Mnisi
    Thanks God that I am one of the chosen ones. the fact that He says He is the true vine and we are the branches, it is a must that we abide in Him, for if we do not we will bear no fruit, we might end up dry, and a dry branch is called wood and only goes to make fire and is finished. How I wish to abide in Him all the times so that i do not dry up and become the wood (useless creature here).

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