John 15:14
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New International Version
You are my friends if you do what I command.

New Living Translation
You are my friends if you do what I command.

English Standard Version
You are my friends if you do what I command you.

Berean Study Bible
You are My friends if you do what I command you.

Berean Literal Bible
You are My friends, if you do what I command you.

New American Standard Bible
"You are My friends if you do what I command you.

King James Bible
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are My friends if you do what I command you.

International Standard Version
You are my friends, if you do what I command you.

NET Bible
You are my friends if you do what I command you.

New Heart English Bible
You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You are my friends if you will do all that I command you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are my friends if you obey my commandments.

New American Standard 1977
“You are My friends, if you do what I command you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you.

King James 2000 Bible
You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.

American King James Version
You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

American Standard Version
Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye are my friends if ye practise whatever I command you.

English Revised Version
Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatever I command you.

Weymouth New Testament
You are my friends, if you do what I command you.

World English Bible
You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Young's Literal Translation
ye are my friends, if ye may do whatever I command you;
Study Bible
No Greater Love
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. 15No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you.…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:24
A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Matthew 12:50
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."

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.
Treasury of Scripture

You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

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John 14:15,28 If you love me, keep my commandments…

2 Chronicles 20:7 Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land …

Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my …

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

Luke 12:4 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the …

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, …

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John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever he said to you, do it.

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

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

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his …

(14) Ye are my friends . . .--Stress is to be laid upon the pronoun, "Ye are My friends . . ." "Ye are those of whom I have just spoken, and for whom I am about to give the greatest proof of love."

If ye do whatsoever I command you.--Better, the things which I am commanding you, (Comp. John 14:21; John 14:23.)

Verse 14. - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you - just because I command you. So the natural conclusion will be, "I am showing you the highest possible fruit of my friendship - I am laying down my life for you. This is how I have loved you; therefore after this manner you are to love one another" (1 John 3:16; Ephesians 5:1, 2). Our Lord then explains more and more to them how they can and do claim this glorious designation.

(1) They will vindicate the position for themselves if they are absolutely trustful and obedient.

(2) But they can have a new and nobler proof. Ye are my friends,.... This is an application of the foregoing passage, and more, clearly explains it. The character of "friends", is applied to the disciples of Christ; and belongs, not only to his apostles, but to all that love him, believe in him, and obey him; to whom he has showed himself friendly, by laying down his life for them: for this clearly shows, that Christ had respect in the former words, to his own laying down his life for his people, in consequence of his great love to them; whereby he has made them friends, and who appear to be so by their cheerful obedience to him:

if ye do whatsoever I command you; not that their doing of the commandments of Christ interested them in his favour; or made them his friends; or was the reason and motive of his laying down his life for them, and showing himself in such a friendly manner to them: but the sense is, that by observing his commands from a principle of love, they would make it appear that they were his friends, being influenced by his grace, and constrained by a sense of his love in dying for them, to act such a part. 14. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you—hold yourselves in absolute subjection to Me.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.
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