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 15:4

  • Dr Mwebaza chriss uganda for verse 4
    Its a mathematical equation we need to solve correctly in order to reach heaven.
  • Austine for verse 4
    You knw we ask so many thngs as christians,not realise that the word of God is practical(i.e we ask Gd to help us to bear fruits in our faith) wherelse only God wants us to remain in Hm continuasley.This verse awakens me into being practical to the word of Gd,nd stop asking what is already there,the only thng left is to find a way of getting it.Jesus did not say if u attend church services yull bear fruit,or if you pray much u wil bear much fruit instead He said abide in me first,thats the secret.
  • It gives us the formular we need to apply so as bear fruits in our christian lives.As we remain in Him,His life flows in us and through us thus causing fruitfulness.
  • Flegence Suneri for verse 4
    What happens after the second birth is that the Holy Spirit fills our spirit (ie. our spirit is merged inside the Holy Spirit).In other words we are baptisised by Holy Spirit and this is what is refered in John 15:4 as Christ abiding in us. After this, our spirits are expected to start absorbing the Holy Spirit in them by doing Godly things ie. studying the word, endless prayers etc and this is reffered as Christ abiding in us.

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