John 15:9-17 NIV

9 "As the Father has loved me,1 so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

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10 If you obey my commands,2 you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed 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.3

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12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.4

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13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.5

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14 You are my friends6 if you do what I command.7

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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.8

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16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you9 to go and bear fruit10--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.11

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      17 This is my command: Love each other.12

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