To abide means wait patiently for, to remain in place, to continue to be sure or firm, and to endure.
Although the Amplified version of the Bible makes frequent use of the word abide, other versions do not. Instead of saying “abide in me,” it might be rendered as “remain in me,” “stay joined to me,” or “[be] joined with me.”
The essence of this is that Jesus asks that we patiently and steadfastly remain connected with him.
Key verse about Abide: “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4, NKJV).
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.