John 15:4
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New International Version
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

King James 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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Abide in me - Hold fast faith and a good conscience; and let no trials turn you aside from the truth. And I will abide in you - ye shall receive every help and influence from me that your souls can require, in order to preserve and save them to eternal life.

These two things are absolutely necessary to our salvation:

1. That we continue closely united to Christ by faith and love, and live in and to him.

2. That we continually receive from him the power to do good; for as the branch, however good in itself, cannot bear fruit from itself, through its own juice, which it has already derived from the tree, and can be no longer supported than it continues in union with the parent stock, neither can ye, unless ye abide in me. As the branch partakes of the nature of the tree, is nourished by its juice, and lives by its life, so ye must be made partakers of my Divine nature, be wise in my wisdom, powerful in my might, and pure through my holiness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Abide.

John 6:68,69 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life...

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;

Songs 8:5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? I raised you up under the apple tree...

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it...

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all...

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

Colossians 2:6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him:

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

1 John 2:6,24-28 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked...

2 John 1:9 Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that stays in the doctrine of Christ...

Jude 1:20,21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost...

I.

John 6:56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

John 14:20 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

John 17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them...

Romans 8:9,10 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you...

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you...

As.

Isaiah 27:10,11 Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed...

Ezekiel 15:2-5 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest...

Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree...

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me...

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Library
The Comforter
Eversley. Sunday after Ascension Day. 1868. St John xv. 26. "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me." Some writers, especially when they are writing hymns, have fallen now-a- days into a habit of writing of the Holy Spirit of God, in a tone of which I dare not say that it is wrong or untrue; but of which I must say, that it is one-sided. And if there are two sides to a matter,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

December 16 Evening
The deep things of God.--I COR. 2:10. 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 unto you.--It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. We have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 13. "Abide in Me" (John xv. 4).
"Abide in Me" (John xv. 4). Christianity may mean nothing more than a religious system. Christian life may mean nothing more than an earnest and honest attempt to follow and imitate Christ. Christ life is more than these, and expresses our actual union with the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is undoubtedly in us as the life and source of all our experience and work. This conception of the highest Christian life is at once simpler and sublimer than any other. We do not teach in these pages, that the purpose
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

February 25. "I am the vine, Ye are the Branches" (John xv. 5).
"I am the vine, ye are the branches" (John xv. 5). How can I take Christ as my Sanctifier, or Healer? is a question that we are constantly asked. It is necessary first of all that we get into the posture of faith. This has to be done by a definite and voluntary act, and then maintained by a uniform habit. It is just the same as the planting of a tree. You must put it in the soil by a definite act, and then you must let it stay put and remain settled in the ground until the little roots have time
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Cross References
Matthew 12:33
"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.

John 6:56
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

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