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

New Living Translation
This is my command: Love each other.

English Standard Version
These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

New American Standard Bible
"This I command you, that you love one another.

King James Bible
These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what I command you: Love one another.

International Standard Version
I am giving you these commandments so that you may love one another."

NET Bible
This I command you--to love one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“These things I command you that you will love one another.”

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
This I command you, that ye love one another.

King James 2000 Bible
These things I command you, that you love one another.

American King James Version
These things I command you, that you love one another.

American Standard Version
These things I command you, that ye may love one another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things I command you, that you love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
These things I command you, that ye love one another.

English Revised Version
These things I command you, that ye may love one another.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Weymouth New Testament
"Thus I command you to love one another.

World English Bible
"I command these things to you, that you may love one another.

Young's Literal Translation
'These things I command you, that ye love one another;
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

Verses 17-27. - (b) The results of this union with Christ to the unbelieving world. Verse 17. - These things do I command you - clearly pointing back to Ver. 12 - that ye may love one another. This entire meditation culminates where it began. The digression comes back to the main theme Westcott regards it as the starting-point of a new theme, but our Lord did not return upon the idea of mutual love, but discusses the effect upon the world of that love to each other and to him which blended their personalities into one mystic unity. This verse shows how the new topic links itself with the previous discussion. His dying for them, thus proving his friendship for them, and all the other signs of his interest and confidence, have been set before them to this great end; for while the world is full of outrage and mutual animosities, the motive of his own entire self-manifestation is to awaken a new and higher type and model of humanity. Well may the familiar legend of St. John in the churches of Ephesus confirm this sublime truth. From this point to the end of the chapter (Ver. 27) Christ unfolded the consequences, to the unbelieving world, of the sacred union between himself and his disciples, and he discussed the reciprocal relations between his own disciples and the world, seeing that they are united with him in such a close incorporation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

These things I command you,.... The doctrines which Christ spake, as one having authority, concerning the vine and branches; his love to his disciples, in laying down his life for them, and in accounting and using them as friends, and not servants; in choosing, ordaining, and sending them forth, for the ends above mentioned; these were delivered by him with this view, to promote brotherly love among them: that ye love one another; this lay much upon his heart, he often mentions it; this is the third time it is expressed by him, in these his last discourses; and indeed, since he had declared such strong love and affection for them, it was but right and proper they should love one another; nor does anything more tend to increase mutual love among the saints, than the consideration of their common interest in the unchangeable love of their Lord.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17-21. The substance of these important verses has occurred more than once before. (See on [1860]Mt 10:34-36; Lu 12:49-53, &c.).

John 15:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Greater Love has No One than This
16"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17"This I command you, that you love one another.
Cross References
John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

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

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

These things I command you, that you love one another.

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

1 John 3:14-17 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the …

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