John 15:9-19 (New American Standard)

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9 "Just as 1the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 "2If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love ; just as 3I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. 11 "4These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your 5joy may be made full.

Disciples' Relation to Each Other

12 "This is 6My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 "7Greater love has no one than this, that one 8lay down his life for his friends. 14 "You are My 9friends if 10you do what I command you. 15 "No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing ; but I have called you friends, for 11all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 "12You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and 13bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that 14whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 "This 15I command you, that you love one another.

Disciples' Relation to the World

18 "16If the world hates you, ayou know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 "If you were of the world, the world would love its own ; but because you are not of the world, but 17I chose you out of the world, 18because of this the world hates you.
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