John 15:12
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New International Version
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

New Living Translation
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

English Standard Version
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

New American Standard Bible
"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

King James Bible
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you.

International Standard Version
"This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you.

NET Bible
My commandment is this--to love one another just as I have loved you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Love each other as I have loved you. This is what I'm commanding you to do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you.

King James 2000 Bible
This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

American King James Version
This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

American Standard Version
This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

Darby Bible Translation
This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.

English Revised Version
This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Weymouth New Testament
This is my commandment to you, to love one another as I have loved you.

World English Bible
"This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.

Young's Literal Translation
'This is my command, that ye love one another, according as I did love you;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:9-17 Those whom God loves as a Father, may despise the hatred of all the world. As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, but the joy of those who abide in Christ's love is a continual feast. They are to show their love to him by keeping his commandments. If the same power that first shed abroad the love of Christ's in our hearts, did not keep us in that love, we should not long abide in it. Christ's love to us should direct us to love each other. He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I loved you. This (John 13:34) was given as a "new commandment;" now he gathers the many commandments into one, as though all were included in it (1 John 3:16). This thought is further vindicated by an endeavor to explain in what sense and way he was loving them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

This is my commandment, that ye love one another,.... Christ had been before speaking of his commandments; and he mentions this as the principal one, and to which all the rest may be reduced; for as the precepts of the second table of the moral law may be briefly comprehended in this one duty, love to our neighbour, so all the duties of Christianity, relative to one another, are reducible to this, by love to serve each other. This was the commandment which lay uppermost on Christ's heart, and which he knew, if attended to, the rest could not fail of being observed. The argument by which, and the manner in which, he presses it, is as before:

as I have loved you; than which nothing can be more strong and forcible; see John 13:34.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12-16. That ye love one another, &c.—(See on [1858]Joh 13:34, 35).

John 15:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the True Vine
11"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
Cross References
Malachi 1:2
"I have loved you," says the LORD. "But you ask, 'How have you loved us?' "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet I have loved Jacob,

John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

John 15:17
This is my command: Love each other.

1 John 3:11
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

1 John 3:23
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

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

This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

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

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

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, …

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

1 John 2:7-10 Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment …

1 John 3:11-18,23 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we …

1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love …

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