John 15:13

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Greater loue hath no man then this, that a man lay downe his life for his friends.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.
- Basic English Bible

No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.
- Darby Bible

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- Webster's Bible

No one has greater love than this--a man laying down his life for his friends.
- Weymouth Bible

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
- World English Bible

No man hath more loue than this, that a man putte his lijf for hise freendis.
- Wycliffe Bible

greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:13


15:13 Greater love - To his friends. He here speaks of them only.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:13


Joh 15:13,14 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. The highest human exhibition of love that earth has ever seen was this. Christ was about to exhibit this highest type of human love by dying for his friends. He did even more, as Paul shows us in Ro 5:6, he died for his enemies, something that man had never done.

Discussion for John 15

  • MELISSA BROUSSARD
    If you don't abide in Christ and he in you , you can do nothing! Speaking of the vine, if you are not bearing fruit or the right fruit such as the fruit of the Spirit! If you are not producing fruit in your life, The Father Will Take It Away! (Don't let 6 strong men have to take you to Church! Check your fruit and don't allow Sin to Destroy The Plans and Purpose God Has for You and Me!
  • PrecSika
    Trusting in GOD with everything... Letting Him have His way. Putting my life in His hands so He leads me.
  • Bonsile Mnisi
    Thanks God that I am one of the chosen ones. the fact that He says He is the true vine and we are the branches, it is a must that we abide in Him, for if we do not we will bear no fruit, we might end up dry, and a dry branch is called wood and only goes to make fire and is finished. How I wish to abide in Him all the times so that i do not dry up and become the wood (useless creature here).
  • MockingBird
    God has chosen me : That is quite a statement coming from my Lord God : Since He has chosen me and ordained me to GO and bring forth fruit : and that fruit to remain : What God does : Sticks !! Whatever I ask in His name , He will do it for me : I must ask in accordance to His word which is His will !!
  • Aldrin mahulilo
    That's true because Jesus is the law if he did not come people would have not known the truth because most of the things that were prohibited by the Jews was not true that's why he abolished other laws.
  • Adepoju peace
    Comment*above text is a blessing to every child of God that is ready to be blessed by obeying the request of the master. Master asked us to go an bear fruit and by doing this, he said His father will answer our prayer. Then as many child of God that will show that he loves, must obey any of his command to the letter, doing this is also attract his blessings to ourselves. We can call that chapter