If ye love me (ean agapate me). Third-class condition "if ye keep on loving (present active subjunctive, same contract form as indicative) me." Cf. verse Revelation 23 . Ye will keep (thrhsete). Future active of threw, not aorist imperative thrhsate (keep) as some MSS. have. For this phrase see also Revelation 8:51 ; Revelation 14:23 Revelation 14:24 ; Revelation 14:20 ; 1 John 2:5 . Continued love prevents disobedience.