John 13:34, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (King James Version
|ESV||A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.|
|NASB||“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.|
|NIV||“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.|
|NLT||So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.|
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If You Love Me Keep My Commandments: Matthew Henrey’s Concise Commentary
13:31-35 Christ had been glorified in many miracles he wrought, yet he speaks of his being glorified now in his sufferings, as if that were more than all his other glories in his humbled state. Satisfaction was thereby made for the wrong done to God by the sin of man.
We cannot now follow our Lord to his heavenly happiness, but if we truly believe in him, we shall follow him hereafter; meanwhile we must wait his time, and do his work. Before Christ left the disciples, he would give them a new commandment.
They were to love each other for Christ’s sake, and according to his example, seeking what might benefit others, and promoting the cause of the gospel, as one body, animated by one soul.
But this commandment still appears new to many professors. Men in general notice any of Christ’s words rather than these. By this it appears, that if the followers of Christ do not show love one to another, they give cause to suspect their sincerity.
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John 13:34 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
34. a new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another—This was the new feature of it.
Christ’s love to His people in giving His life a ransom for them was altogether new, and consequently as a Model and Standard for theirs to one another.
It is not, however, something transcending the great moral law, which is “the old commandment” (1Jo 2:7, and see on Mr 12:28-33), but that law in a new and peculiar form. Hence it is said to be both new and old (1Jo 2:7, 8).
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