John 15:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

John 15:10, NIV: "If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love."

John 15:10, ESV: "If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love."

John 15:10, KJV: "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love."

John 15:10, NASB: "If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love."

John 15:10, NLT: "When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love."

John 15:10, CSB: "If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love."

What does John 15:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

the "true vine" can bear fruit; only these will escape being pruned off and destroyed. Production of spiritual fruit is evidence of a real relationship with Christ, and comes only because of that connection (John 15:1–6). Second, abundance is achieved when one deeply "abides" in Christ and His love. Obedience to Christ's teachings is a sign we are born again, the means by which we transmit His love to the world, and a method by which we glorify God (John 15:7–8).

Previously, Jesus tied authentic love for Him to obedience (John 14:15). The statement made here echoes remarks He made while washing the disciples' feet earlier that same evening (John 13:15–17). Jesus exemplified what it means to live according to the will of God (John 5:19; Matthew 26:39). He does not—at all—ask us to endure anything which He Himself did not take on (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus obeyed God, as should we (1 John 5:3). Though we're fallible and prone to make mistakes (1 John 1:9–10), to love Christ and to obey Him are one and the same.

The personal benefit of that obedience is explained by Jesus in the next verse.