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

King James Bible
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

World English Bible
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another.

Young's Literal Translation
'A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; according as I did love you, that ye also love one another;

John 13:34 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A new commandment I give unto you - In what sense are we to understand that this was a new commandment? Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, was a positive precept of the law, Leviticus 19:18, and it is the very same that Christ repeats here; how then was it new? Our Lord answers this question, Even As I have loved you. Now Christ more than fulfilled the Mosaic precept; he not only loved his neighbor As himself, but he loved him More than himself, for he laid down his life for men. In this he calls upon the disciples to imitate him; to be ready on all occasions to lay down their lives for each other. This was, strictly, a new commandment: no system of morality ever prescribed any thing so pure and disinterested as this. Our blessed Lord has outdone all the moral systems in the universe in two words:

1. Love your enemies;

2. Lay down your lives for each other.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A new.

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 John 2:8-10 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

1 John 3:14-18,23 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death...

2 John 1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning...

That ye love.

John 15:12,13,17 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you...

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

Leviticus 19:18,34 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Psalm 119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

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

1 Corinthians 12:26,27 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it...

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

Galatians 5:6,13,14,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love...

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

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

Philippians 2:1-5 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies...

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

Colossians 3:12,13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering...

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another...

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 Peter 3:8,9 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous...

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 4:7-11,21 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

Library
December 16 Morning
Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.--JOHN 13:1. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.--Greater
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 4 Morning
Leaning on Jesus' bosom.--JOHN 13:23. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.--They brought young children to him, that he should touch them. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.--Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.--A high Priest . . . touched with the feeling
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cannot and Can
'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. The preceding context shows how large and black the Cross loomed before Jesus now, and how radiant the glory beyond shone out to Him. But it was only for a moment that either of these two absorbed His thoughts; and with wonderful self-forgetfulness and self-command, He turned away at once from the consideration of how the near future
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Seeking Jesus
'... Ye shall seek Me.'--JOHN xiii. 33. In the former sermon on this verse I pointed out that it, in its fullness, applies only to the brief period between the crucifixion and the resurrection, but that, partly by contrast and partly by analogy, it suggests permanent relations between Christ and His disciples. These relations were mainly--as I pointed out then--two: there was that one expressed by the subsequent words of the verse, 'Whither I go, ye cannot come'--a brief 'cannot,' soon to be changed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
"'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

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

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

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:10
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Jump to Previous
Command Commandment Love New
Jump to Next
Command Commandment Love New
Links
John 13:34 NIV
John 13:34 NLT
John 13:34 ESV
John 13:34 NASB
John 13:34 KJV

John 13:34 Bible Apps
John 13:34 Biblia Paralela
John 13:34 Chinese Bible
John 13:34 French Bible
John 13:34 German Bible

John 13:34 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
John 13:33
Top of Page
Top of Page