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

  • Obbie Beal
    verse 20 above says "Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also". WOW! Jesus lets us know what to expect / those who is 'born-again'. Wow!
  • Abide in me
    Jesus' 1 commandment is to abide in Him. Plug into God he is the source of all Life! There is no Life apart from Him. Unplugged from God we we can not help but produce Sin. Plugged into the Father through the sacrifice that cleansed our sin stained contious;(Jesus) we can Live freely righteous forever in relationship with our Father of all!
  • Irene123
    Jn. 15:13 - " ..... that a man lay down 'his' life for his friends." and take up the life of Christ.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for laying your life down for us.
  • Irene123
    V.13 - I've always read this verse as literal, and it's always 'bothered' me - because I know only God could and did that. Just now as I read it the spiritual aspect dawned on me: we lay down our WORLDLY lives and turn to God in repentance so we are in a place with God to pray for or friends. Now that makes sense. "Come now, let us REASON together ..... "
  • I AM
    O full of all subtilty and all mischief, you child of the devil, YOU enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord JESUS? Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. To my little children, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence: he will come and save you. I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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