John 15:9
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New International Version
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

New Living Translation
"I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.

English Standard Version
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

New American Standard Bible
"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.

King James Bible
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love.

International Standard Version
Just as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. So abide in my love.

NET Bible
"Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Just as my Father has loved me, even so I have loved you; continue in my friendship.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have loved you the same way the Father has loved me. So live in my love.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.

King James 2000 Bible
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.

American King James Version
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.

American Standard Version
Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in my love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.

Darby Bible Translation
As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love.

English Revised Version
Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in my love.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

Weymouth New Testament
As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you: continue in my love.

World English Bible
Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.

Young's Literal Translation
According as the Father did love me, I also loved you, remain in my love;
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 9. - Two ways of explaining this verse: Even as - inasmuch as - the Father hath loved me, and as I have loved you, abide in my love; i.e., as Grotius has put it, the first clause suggesting accordance with the mystery of the Trinity, and the second the mystery of redemption: "So do ye continue, or so do ye abide, in the amplitude of this double love which is mine, dwell in it as in a holy atmosphere, breathe it and live by it." But there is another and more satisfactory way of translating the passage: Even as the Father loved me, I also loved you; a fact of stupendous interest and transcendent claim. Heaven had opened over the incarnate Word, and other ears as well as his own had heard the Father say, "Thou art my beloved Son," etc. The Lord was conscious of being the Object of this infinite love before the foundation of the world (John 17:24), and of reciprocating and responding to it; and this love of the Father to him on his assumption of his mediatorial functions was the well-spring of his obedience unto death and after it (see John 10:17, note). Now, if the κἀγὼ is to be translated as above, Christ declares that even as the Father has loved him, he has' loved his disciples. Again and again he has emphasized this love to them (John 13:34), but here he asserts a loftier claim, viz. that his love to them corresponds with the eternal Father's love to himself. The one great fact is the ground on which he commands them to abide in his love. This is obviously a more explicit and more intelligible form of the commandment to abide in him. With Olshausen and Westcott, "The love that is mine "is not the love to Christ, nor the love of Christ exclusively, but a blending of the active and passive idea in "the love that is mine" - in the "love" lavished upon me from eternity, and to which I have eternally responded, which I have made known to you and expended on you and received back again from you. Abide in that love that is mine.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As the Father hath loved me,.... As his own Son, and as Mediator, from everlasting; and in time, in his state of humiliation, throughout the course of his obedience, and under all his sufferings; which he testified more than once by a voice from heaven; which he showed by concealing nothing from him as Mediator, by giving all things into his hands, by showing him all that he himself did, by appointing him the Saviour of the body, and making him the head of the church, by exalting him at his right hand, and ordaining him to be judge of quick and dead.

So have I loved you: Christ loves his as his spouse and bride, as his dear children, as members of his body, as branches in him the vine, as believers in him, and followers of him; which he has shown by espousing both their persons and cause, by assuming their nature, by suffering and dying in their room and stead, and making all suitable provision for them, both for time and eternity. And there is a likeness between the Father's love to him, and his love to his disciples and followers: as his Father loved him from everlasting, so did he love them; as his Father loved him with a love of complacency and delight, so did he, and so does he love them; and as his Father loved him with a special and peculiar affection, with an unchangeable, invariable, constant love, which will last for ever, in like manner does Christ love his people; and with this he enforces the following exhortation.

Continue ye in my love: meaning either in his love to them, which, as he always continues in it without any variableness or shadow of turning, so he would have them continue in believing their interest in it, prizing and valuing it, in imitating and remembering it; or else in their love to him, to his person, to his people, to his Gospel, to his ordinances, ways, and worship, which he knew was liable to wax cold, though it could not be lost.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9-11. continue ye in my love—not, "Continue to love Me," but, "Continue in the possession and enjoyment of My love to you"; as is evident from the next words.

John 15:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the True Vine
8"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 9"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.…
Cross References
John 3:35
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.

John 17:23
I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

John 17:24
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

John 17:26
I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
Treasury of Scripture

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.

the Father.

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 17:23,26 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and …

Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and …

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

continue.

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, …

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, …

Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, …

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