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New International Version
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
New Living Translation
When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
English Standard Version
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
Berean Standard Bible
This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.
Berean Literal Bible
In this My Father is glorified, that you should bear much fruit, and you shall be My disciples.
King James Bible
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
New King James Version
By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
New American Standard Bible
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
“By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples.
Christian Standard Bible
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.
American Standard Version
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“In this The Father is glorified, that you will bring forth much fruit and that you will be my disciples.”
Contemporary English Version
When you become fruitful disciples of mine, my Father will be honored.
In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples.
Good News Translation
My Father's glory is shown by your bearing much fruit; and in this way you become my disciples.
International Standard Version
This is how my Father is glorified, when you produce a lot of fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
Literal Standard Version
In this was My Father glorified, that you may bear much fruit, and you will become My disciples.
New American Bible
By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.
New Revised Standard Version
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
New Heart English Bible
"In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
Weymouth New Testament
By this is God glorified--by your bearing abundant fruit and thus being true disciples of mine.
World English Bible
"In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
Young's Literal Translation
'In this was my Father glorified, that ye may bear much fruit, and ye shall become my disciples.
Additional Translations ...
ContextJesus the True Vine
…7If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples. 9As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love.…
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples.
Treasury of Scripture
Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.
Psalm 92:12-15 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…
Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Herein is my Father glorified.--This clause is generally understood of the words which follow as it is taken in our English version, but the rendering is liable to the objection that it gives a forced meaning to the word "that" (???), which is properly used to express purpose. We may here (as in John 4:37; John 16:30) take "herein" to refer to the words which have gone before. By so doing we give a natural meaning to the words, and get a satisfactory sense for the sentence. The thought then will be, "In this doing whatever ye ask, my Father is glorified, in order that ye may bear much fruit, and that ye may become my disciples."
So shall ye be my disciples.--Better, and may become My disciples. The pronoun is strongly emphatic. The living union with Christ, which made all their prayers, prayers in His name, and prayers which He would answer, and made them abound with fruit to the glory of God, was the characteristic which marked them as His true disciples.Verse 8. - Here the Lord shows what he knows will be and must be the dominant desire of the man who abides in himself, in whom his own word abides. Such a man will seek, yearn, ask, that he should bear much fruit. This prayer will be heard, and in this sublime synthesis between Christ and his disciples, says Christ, was my Father glorified. "In the fruitfulness of the vine is the glory of the husbandman," and in the answer of your prayers, and the regulation of all your desires, so ye shall become my disciples. "Discipleship" is a very large word, never altogether realized. Just as faith leads to faith, and love to love, and light to light, so does discipleship to discipleship. As Bengel says, discipleship is the fundamentum et fastigium of Christianity. On earth the vine reveals itself in the branches, and thus conceals itself behind them. "This explains why the diffusion of spiritual life makes such slow progress in the world - the Vine effects nothing but by means of the branches, and these so often paralyze instead of promoting the action of the Vine" (Godet). If the other text be maintained, Herein was my Father glorified, so that ye might bear much fruit, and that ye may become my disciples, the "herein" points back to the previous verse, and then the contemplated result of the arrangement, rather than the purpose of the glory, is the matter referred to.
Parallel Commentaries ...
GreekThis [is to]
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1392: To glorify, honor, bestow glory on. From doxa; to render glorious.
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.
[proving] yourselves to be
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.
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