John 13:35
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New International Version
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

New Living Translation
Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples."

English Standard Version
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

New American Standard Bible
"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

King James Bible
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.""

International Standard Version
This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

NET Bible
Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples--if you have love for one another."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Every person will know by this that you are my disciples, if you shall have love one to the other.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone will know that you are my disciples because of your love for each other."

Jubilee Bible 2000
By this shall everyone know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

King James 2000 Bible
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

American King James Version
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

American Standard Version
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.

Darby Bible Translation
By this shall all know that ye are disciples of mine, if ye have love amongst yourselves.

English Revised Version
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Webster's Bible Translation
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Weymouth New Testament
It is by this that every one will know that you are my disciples--if you love one another."

World English Bible
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

Young's Literal Translation
in this shall all know that ye are my disciples, if ye may have love one to another.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:31-35 Christ had been glorified in many miracles he wrought, yet he speaks of his being glorified now in his sufferings, as if that were more than all his other glories in his humbled state. Satisfaction was thereby made for the wrong done to God by the sin of man. We cannot now follow our Lord to his heavenly happiness, but if we truly believe in him, we shall follow him hereafter; meanwhile we must wait his time, and do his work. Before Christ left the disciples, he would give them a new commandment. They were to love each other for Christ's sake, and according to his example, seeking what might benefit others, and promoting the cause of the gospel, as one body, animated by one soul. But this commandment still appears new to many professors. Men in general notice any of Christ's words rather than these. By this it appears, that if the followers of Christ do not show love one to another, they give cause to suspect their sincerity.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 35. - By (or, in) this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one toward another. Not by works of majesty and power, but by love to one another. All commentators refer to the well-known saying of St. John at Ephesus, as recorded by Jerome, "This is the Lord's commandment. If ye love one another it is enough" (Tholuck refers to Tertullian's 'Apol.,' 39; Minucius Felix, "They love before they know each other ;" and Lucian, "Their Master makes them believe they are brothers," 'De Mort. Pereg.'). Analogies to the great law of Christ may be found in the Law of Moses, in Talmudical writings, in the Confucian 'Analcets,' and in Stoical maxims; but this ἐντολή in its fullness, and as sustained by this motive, or inspired by this pattern, and lifted to this standard, is new to the human race: and it is the power which has revolutionized thought, society, and life. So long as this great power prevailed, the Church made astounding progress; when the so-called disciples of Christ began to hale and kill one another the progress was arrested. But, thank God, the "new commandment" has always had marvelous power over the Church of Christ.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

By this shall all men know,.... Not only by this you yourselves will know that ye have passed from death to life, that the true work of grace is begun upon your hearts; nor only by this will you know one another to be Christians; but by this all men, even the men of the world will know,

that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another: and own and acknowledge it, as Tertullian (n) says the very Heathens did in his time; who would say, when they saw the Christians pass along the streets, and meet and express their affection to each other, "see how they love one another": would to God the same was as observable now. The distinguishing badge and character of a disciple of Christ, is not any outward garb, or any austerities of life, by which the disciples of John and of the Pharisees were known; nor were the ordinary nor extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, what distinguished them as such; since those who were not truly his disciples, had these bestowed on them; but love to one another, brotherly love was the distinguishing character, and this is another reason or argument enforcing a regard unto it.

(n) Apolog. c. 39.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

35. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples—the disciples of Him who laid down His life for those He loved.

if ye have love one to another—for My sake, and as one in Me; for to such love men outside the circle of believers know right well they are entire strangers. Alas, how little of it there is even within this circle!

John 13:35 Additional Commentaries
Context
A New Command I Give You
34"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Cross References
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.

1 John 4:20
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
Treasury of Scripture

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1 John 4:20,21 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for …

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