John 15:9
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.

Berean Study Bible
As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love.

Berean Literal Bible
As the Father has loved Me, I also have 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.

Christian Standard Bible
"As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you. Remain in my love.

Contemporary English Version
I have loved you, just as my Father has loved me. So remain faithful to my love for you.

Good News Translation
I love you just as the Father loves me; remain 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.

New Heart English Bible
Even as the Father has loved me, I also have 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.

New American Standard 1977
“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide 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;
Study Bible
No Greater Love
8This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples. 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.…
Cross References
John 3:35
The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in His hands.

John 17:23
I in them and You in Me--that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me.

John 17:24
Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may see the glory You gave Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

John 17:26
And I have made Your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love You have for Me may be in them, and I 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 hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 17:23,26
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me…

Ephesians 3:18
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

continue.

John 15:11
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

1 John 2:28
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Jude 1:20
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,







Lexicon
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.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατήρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

has loved
ἠγάπησέν (ēgapēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

Me,
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

so
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

have I loved
ἠγάπησα (ēgapēsa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

you.
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Remain
μείνατε (meinate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative 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
ἐμῇ (emē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

love.
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.
(9) As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you.--Better, As the Father hath loved Me, I have also loved you. He had passed from the thought of their discipleship to the foundation of their union with Him and with God. It was in the eternal love of the Father, ever going forth to the Son, and from the Son ever going forth to all who would receive it. The Father's love and presence was ever with the Son, because the Son ever did those things which were pleasing to Him. (Comp. Note on John 8:31.) The love of the Son is ever present wherever willing heart of obedient disciple is open to its power.

Continue ye in my love.--Better, abide ye in My love. The word "continue" misses the connection with the context. By "My love" is meant, not "love to Me in your hearts," but, "My love towards you." The one produces the other. "We love Him because He hath first loved us;" but that which is prominent in the thought here is His love to the disciples, which He has just compared to the Father's love to Himself.

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. 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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