John 15:13
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New International Version
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

New Living Translation
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.

English Standard Version
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Berean Study Bible
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Berean Literal Bible
Greater love has no one than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.

New American Standard Bible
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

King James Bible
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.

International Standard Version
No one shows greater love than when he lays down his life for his friends.

NET Bible
No one has greater love than this--that one lays down his life for his friends.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The greatest love you can show is to give your life for your friends.

New American Standard 1977
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his soul for his friends.

King James 2000 Bible
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

American King James Version
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

American Standard Version
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Darby Bible Translation
No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.

English Revised Version
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Webster's Bible Translation
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Weymouth New Testament
No one has greater love than this--a man laying down his life for his friends.

World English Bible
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Young's Literal Translation
greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
Study Bible
No Greater Love
12This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are My friends if you do what I command you.…
Word Study

Large, great, in the widest sense.

From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

No one, none, nothing.

This; he, she, it.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

should lay down
thē (V-ASA-3S)
To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Friendly; subst: a friend, an associate. Properly, dear, i.e. A friend; actively, fond, i.e. Friendly.

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
Luke 12:4
I tell you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.

John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

John 17:19
For them I sanctify Myself, so that they too may be sanctified by the truth.

Romans 5:7
It is rare indeed for anyone to die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.

Romans 5:8
But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 3:16
By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Treasury of Scripture

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 10:11,15 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep…

Romans 5:6-8 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for …

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

1 John 4:7-11 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one …

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