John 14:15
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New International Version
"If you love me, keep my commands.

New Living Translation
"If you love me, obey my commandments.

English Standard Version
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

New American Standard Bible
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

King James Bible
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"If you love Me, you will keep My commands.

International Standard Version
"If you love me, keep my commandments.

NET Bible
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“If you love me, keep my commandments.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye love me, keep my commandments;

King James 2000 Bible
If you love me, keep my commandments.

American King James Version
If you love me, keep my commandments.

American Standard Version
If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you love me, keep my commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

English Revised Version
If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Weymouth New Testament
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

World English Bible
If you love me, keep my commandments.

Young's Literal Translation
'If ye love me, my commands keep,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:12-17 Whatever we ask in Christ's name, that shall be for our good, and suitable to our state, he shall give it to us. To ask in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to depend upon that plea. The gift of the Spirit is a fruit of Christ's mediation, bought by his merit, and received by his intercession. The word used here, signifies an advocate, counsellor, monitor, and comforter. He would abide with the disciples to the end of time; his gifts and graces would encourage their hearts. The expressions used here and elsewhere, plainly denote a person, and the office itself includes all the Divine perfections. The gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, and not on the world. This is the favour God bears to his chosen. As the source of holiness and happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with every believer for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - If ye love me, keep my commandments. This great saying is enlarged on in the subsequent section - the relation of love to obedience, obedience producing love, and love suggesting obedience and supplying it with motive. Τὰς ἐντολὰς τὰς ἐμάς, "the commandments which are peculiarly mine" (see Westcott on John 15:9), "as either adopted and reuttered by me, or as originating in my new relation to you." "Guard them as a sacred deposit, obey them as the only reasonable response you can make to authoritative command." It is somewhat startling to find the great promise that follows conditioned by loving obedience, seeing that love and obedience in any sinful man, love to Christ itself, are elsewhere made the work of the Holy Spirit. But we here come across that which often perplexes the student, viz. the contrast between the general idea of the constant and continuous work of grace in human hearts, and the special manifestation in personal glory and Divine activity of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

If ye love me,.... Not that Christ doubted of the love of his disciples to him; but he argues from it to their observance of his precepts, seeing ye do love me; as all do who are born again, who have had any spiritual sight of him, of his glory, suitableness, and fulness; who believe in him, and have received from him; who have had his love shed abroad in their hearts, having enjoyed communion with him, and know the relation he stands in to them; these love him above all others, and all of him, and that belong to him, unfeignedly, and in the sincerity of their souls, as did the disciples; and since they professed to love, and did love him, as they ought to do, he exhorts them, saying,

keep my commandments: Christ is Lord over his people, as he is the Creator and Redeemer of them, and as he is an head and husband to them, and as such he has a right to issue out his commands, and enjoin a regard unto them; and these are peculiarly "his", as distinct from, though not in opposition to, or to the exclusion of, his Father's commands; such as the new commandment of loving one another, and the ordinances of baptism, and the Lord's supper, which are to be observed and kept as Christ has ordered them, constantly, in faith, and with a view to his glory.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15-17. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, &c.—This connection seems designed to teach that the proper temple for the indwelling Spirit of Jesus is a heart filled with that love to Him which lives actively for Him, and so this was the fitting preparation for the promised gift.

he shall give you another Comforter—a word used only by John; in his Gospel with reference to the Holy Spirit, in his First Epistle (1Jo 2:1), with reference to Christ Himself. Its proper sense is an "advocate," "patron," "helper." In this sense it is plainly meant of Christ (1Jo 2:1), and in this sense it comprehends all the comfort as well as aid of the Spirit's work. The Spirit is here promised as One who would supply Christ's own place in His absence.

that he may abide with you for ever—never go away, as Jesus was going to do in the body.

John 14:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;…
Cross References
John 14:21
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them."

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

John 15:10
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.

1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

1 John 5:3
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

2 John 1:6
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
Treasury of Scripture

If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:21-24 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves …

John 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for …

John 15:10-14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed …

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

2 Corinthians 8:8,9 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Ephesians 3:16-18 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to …

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Philippians 1:20-23 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing …

Philippians 3:7-11 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

1 John 2:3-5 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments…

1 John 4:19,20 We love him, because he first loved us…

1 John 5:2,3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, …

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