John 15:9-17 NIV

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

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10 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.

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11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

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12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

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13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

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15 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.

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16 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.

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      17 This is my command: Love each other.

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          Study tools for John 15:9-17

          • a 15:2 - The Greek for "he prunes" also means "he cleans" .
          • b 15:20 - John 13:16
          • c 15:25 - Psalms 35:19; 69:4