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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:3 NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU EZEKIEL 36:25 THEN WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU AND YOU SHALL BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS WILL I CLEANSE YOU *** EPHESIANS 5:26 THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE IT BY THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD***JOHN 6:55 FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND -- MY BLOOD -- IS DRINK INDEED
  • Olanrewaju fanimo
    Our creator who is the vine supplies us with all necessary nourishment, nourishments to stay strong, firm and alive. I get grafted to Him and am well and well nourished physically, spiritually and all ramifications.
  • Blossom Wright
    No, the Lord Jesus was not referring to the fruits but the fruit bearers
  • Irene123
    V. 13 - " ... that a man (woman) lay down his life for his friends". To 'lay down' our life is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift (Free) of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. This is the only way our life for ourselves can be seen to be dead to our friends. Because the H. G. will effect a VISIBLE change they can see of new life.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
    JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS I JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM BECAUSE WE --- KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU --- MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT

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