John 13:34
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English Standard Version
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

King James Bible
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

American Standard Version
A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

English Revised Version
A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Webster's Bible Translation
A new commandment I give to you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Weymouth New Testament
A new commandment I give you, to love one another; that as I have loved you, you also may love one another.

John 13:34 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

New (καινὴν)

See on Matthew 26:29.

Commandment (ἐντολὴν)

The word for a single commandment or injunction, but used also for the whole body of the moral precepts of Christianity. See 1 Timothy 6:14; 2 Peter 2:21; 2 Peter 3:2. See also on James 2:8. This new commandment embodies the essential principle of the whole law. Compare also 1 John 3:23. Some interpreters instead of taking that ye love one another, etc., as the definition of the commandment, explain the commandment as referring to the ordinance of the Holy Communion, and render, "a new commandment (to observe this ordinance) I give unto you, in order that ye love one another." It is, however, more than improbable, and contrary to usage, that the Holy Supper should be spoken of as ἐντολὴ a commandment.

That (ἵνα)

With its usual telic force; indicating the scope and not merely the form or nature of the commandment.

As (καθὼς)

Rev., better, even as. Not a simple comparison (ὥσπερ), but a conformity; the love is to be of the same nature. There are, however, two ways of rendering the passage. 1. "I give you a new commandment, that ye love one another with the same devotion with which I loved you." 2. "I give you a new commandment, that ye love one another, even as up to this moment I loved you, in order that you may imitate my love one toward another." By the first rendering the character of the mutual love of Christians is described; by the second, its ground. The Rev. gives the latter in margin.

John 13:34 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A new.

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 John 2:8-10 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

1 John 3:14-18,23 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death...

2 John 1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning...

That ye love.

John 15:12,13,17 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you...

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

Leviticus 19:18,34 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Psalm 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;

1 Corinthians 12:26,27 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it...

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

Galatians 5:6,13,14,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love...

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

Philippians 2:1-5 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies...

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

Colossians 3:12,13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering...

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another...

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 Peter 3:8,9 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous...

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 4:7-11,21 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

John 15:12
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:17
These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Romans 12:10
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 13:8
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:10
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

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