John 15:10
New International Version
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love.

New Living Translation
When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.

Berean Literal Bible
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Christian Standard Bible
If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love.

Contemporary English Version
If you obey me, I will keep loving you, just as my Father keeps loving me, because I have obeyed him.

Good News Translation
If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commands and remain in His love.

International Standard Version
If you keep my commandments, you'll abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

NET Bible
If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commandments and remain in his love.

New Heart English Bible
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in his love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and I abide in his love.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you obey my commandments, you will live in my love. I have obeyed my Father's commandments, and in that way I live in his love.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

King James 2000 Bible
If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

American King James Version
If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

American Standard Version
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father's commandments, and do abide in his love.

Darby Bible Translation
If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

English Revised Version
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Weymouth New Testament
If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love.

World English Bible
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in his love.

Young's Literal Translation
if my commandments ye may keep, ye shall remain in my love, according as I the commands of my Father have kept, and do remain in His love;
Study Bible
No Greater Love
9As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love. 10If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. 11I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.…
Cross References
Isaiah 50:5
The Lord GOD has opened My ears, and I have not been rebellious, nor have I turned back.

John 8:29
He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him."

John 8:55
You do not know Him, but I know Him. If I said I did not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

John 10:18
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father."

John 14:15
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

John 14:21
Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.

1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.

Treasury of Scripture

If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

ye keep.

John 14:15,21
If ye love me, keep my commandments…

1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

even.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 8:29
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 12:49
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.







Lexicon
If
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

you keep
τηρήσητε (tērēsēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5083: From teros; to guard, i.e. To note; by implication, to detain; by extension, to withhold; by extension, to withhold.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

commandments,
ἐντολάς (entolas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

you will remain
μενεῖτε (meneite)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

love,
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

have kept
τετήρηκα (tetērēka)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5083: From teros; to guard, i.e. To note; by implication, to detain; by extension, to withhold; by extension, to withhold.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Father’s
Πατρός (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

commandments
ἐντολὰς (entolas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

remain
μένω (menō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

love.
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.
(10) If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love.--Comp. John 14:21; John 14:24. keeping of His commandments is the outward proof of love towards Him; so that the love of the human heart towards Christ, which itself flows from Christ's love to us (see Note on previous verse), becomes the condition of abiding in that love. While we cherish love for Him, our hearts are abiding in that state which can receive His love for us.

Even as I have kept my Father's commandments . . .--Comp. Note on John 15:9 and reference there. This is again an appeal to His perfect sinlessness, and willing subordination as Son to the Father. We should notice also that the keeping of the commandments is not an arbitrary condition imposed upon human love; but a necessary result of love itself, and therefore as true in the relation of the Son to the Father as it is in our relation to Him. Because the Son loved the Father, therefore He kept His commandments, and in this love He abode in the Father's love. Because we love God we necessarily keep His commandments, and in this love is the receptive power which constitutes abiding in the divine love.

Verse 10. - If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. This is the method and secret, the stimulus and proof, of abiding in the love of Christ. This is not exactly the converse (Westcott) of "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Doubtless there is a love which dictates obedience to the loved One's will. Our Lord here avers, however, something further, viz. that obedience issues in a higher love. The obedience here described is the outcome of love, but the power is thus gained to continue, dwell, in the Divine love, to abide, that is, in the full enjoyment and fullness of my Divine love to you. This is obvious from the confirmatory clause: Even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. The Lord kept the Father's commandment always, doing those things which please him, offering up his precious life, laying it down that he might take it again; and the consequence is that he then and there knew that he was filled with all the fullness of the Divine love. The very impressive line of thought pervades this passage, that what the Father was to him, that he would prove to his disciples. What the love of God was to the Christ, the love of Christ was to his disciples. 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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