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

  • Patrice Evans
    Thank you Father for Your word.
  • A disciple
    Greg; I agree with you; but what about the Saint who truly lives a holy and blameless life, but no one or very very few ever come to the Lord? I think the fruit of the Spirit and a character in the image of God; love joy peace patience kindness goodness faith meekness self-control; which can only come by being perfect with the Lord our God, and MUCH fiery trial and proving over time; is the fruit!
  • Greg ormsbee
    I AGREE GOD CHOSE US, NOT ALL ACCEPT IT, AN THE FRUIT THAT WE MAKE IS THROUGH CHRIST IN US BRINING IN TRUE CONVERTS. ALL ARE CALLED FEW CHOSEN, NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED.
  • Steve morrow
    can you expect to get what you ask for if you keep erasing GODS WORDS in favor of mans --- is that abiding in the LORDS WORDS
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:33 HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY --21:34--AND TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS --AND CARES OF THIS LIFE--AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ---ACCOUNTED WORTHY--- TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE --PRAY ALWAYS--FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD COUNT YOU WORTHY OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND --- THE WORK OF FAITH --- WITH POWER
  • Judith
    am blessed ,i just need to abide in Jesus will be able to bear much fruit,for i cant do without him.
    amen

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