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

  • Librarygal143
    Thank you, Dewey J, and God Bless you :) .
  • Dewey J
    Librarygal123, I am praying for you and that God answers all your prayers. Remember the blood that Jesus shed for you will never lose it's power. Praise Jehovah in the highest. Amen!
  • Librarygal143
    Please pray for peace to once again unite my family. One hasn't spoken to the other in a long time, and it has caused a great deal of stress for everyone. I am healing from a cardiac issue stemming from gene therapy after having surgery chemo for cancer their issue has been brought to me, and I try to help. I need God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to help all of us, and I pray every day to them.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God He who loves him should keep his commandments. He who drinks the living water (word of God) will never be thirsty. I love and trust Jesus and his words abide in me everything i ask in Jesus name it shall be done unto you.Thank you Lord for the BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US Its more than enough. I will praise you for you are worthy am nothing w/o U
  • Tendai
    if i abide in christ and christ in me everything will be fine with me
  • 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.

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