My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
References for John 15:12
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
References for John 15:13
You are my friends if you do what I command.
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I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
References for John 15:15
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
References for John 15:16
This is my command: Love each other.
References for John 15:17
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
References for John 15:18
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
References for John 15:19
Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
References for John 15:20
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
References for John 15:21
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
References for John 15:22
Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.
If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
References for John 15:24
But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’
References for John 15:25
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
References for John 15:26
And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
References for John 15:27