John 15:13
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New Living Translation
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.

King James Bible
Greater love hath no man than this, 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.

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;

John 15:13 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:13 Greater love - To his friends. He here speaks of them only.

John 15:13 Parallel Commentaries

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February 3 Morning
Be strong, and work; for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts.--HAG. 2:4. I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.--I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.--Strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.--The joy of the Lord is your strength. Thus said the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets.--Strengthen
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 22 Evening
Keep yourselves in the love of God.--JUDE 21. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. The fruit of the Spirit is love. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

January 28. "That My Joy Might Remain in You, and that Your Joy Might be Full" (John xv. 11).
"That my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full" (John xv. 11). There is a joy that springs spontaneously in the heart without external or even rational cause. It is an artesian fountain. It rejoices because it cannot help it. It is the glory of God; it is the heart of Christ, it is the joy divine of which He says, "These things have I spoken unto you that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." And your joy no man taketh from you. He who possesses this fountain
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

May 19. "He Purgeth it that it May Bring Forth More Fruit" (John xv. 2).
"He purgeth it that it may bring forth more fruit" (John xv. 2). Recently we passed a garden. The gardener had just finished his pruning, and the wounds of the knife and saw were just beginning to heal, while the warm April sun was gently nourishing the stricken plant into fresh life and energy. We thought as we looked at that plant how cruel it would be to begin next week and cut it down. Now, the gardener's business is to revive and nourish it into life. Its business is not to die, but to live.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Cross References
Luke 12:4
"Dear friends, don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that.

John 10:11
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.

John 17:19
And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.

Romans 5:7
Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.

Romans 5:8
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

1 John 3:16
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.

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