John 15:5

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can doe nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the vine, you are the branches: he who is in me at all times as I am in him, gives much fruit, because without me you are able to do nothing.
- Basic English Bible

I am the vine, ye [are] the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, *he* bears much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.
- Darby Bible

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
- Webster's Bible

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who continues in me and in whom I continue bears abundant fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
- World English Bible

Y am a vyne, ye the braunchis. Who that dwellith in me, and Y in hym, this berith myche fruyt, for with outen me ye moun no thing do.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I am the vine, ye the branches; he who is remaining in me, and I in him, this one doth bear much fruit, because apart from me ye are not able to do anything;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:5


15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches - Our Lord in this whole passage speaks of no branches but such as are, or at least were once, united to him by living faith.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:5


Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches. He has already declared (Joh 15:1) that he is the True Vine, but he had not before declared that every disciple is a branch of the Vine. Observe that, not denominations, but church members, are the branches. The disciple, without Christ, "can do nothing". Paul declared, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Php 4:13).

Discussion for John 15

  • BSP
    In verse 14 Jesus says we are his friends if we do what he commanded us. Do our friends encourage us to do what Jesus commands us so that we can be his friends!
  • Steve morrow
    Caitlin very important verses---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 john14:14 --IF-- you shall ask anything in MY name I will do it 1 john5:14 and this is the confidence that we have in HIM that if we ask anything --- according to HIS will --- HE heareth us
  • Irene123
    Jn. 15:13 - " ..... that a man lay down 'his' life for his friends." and take up the life of Christ.
  • 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 ..... "
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:14 you are MY friends ---IF---you do whatsoever I command you 15 henceforth I call you not servants for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth but I have called you friends for all things that I have heard of MY FATHER I have made known to 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 JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED
  • Mary Rose Catacutan
    This verse really reminds us that God's love is greater than anything.

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