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

  • Librarygal143
    Thank you, Dewey J, and God Bless you :) .
  • Dewey J
    Librarygal123, I am praying for you and that God answers all your prayers. Remember the blood that Jesus shed for you will never lose it's power. Praise Jehovah in the highest. Amen!
  • Librarygal143
    Please pray for peace to once again unite my family. One hasn't spoken to the other in a long time, and it has caused a great deal of stress for everyone. I am healing from a cardiac issue stemming from gene therapy after having surgery chemo for cancer their issue has been brought to me, and I try to help. I need God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to help all of us, and I pray every day to them.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God He who loves him should keep his commandments. He who drinks the living water (word of God) will never be thirsty. I love and trust Jesus and his words abide in me everything i ask in Jesus name it shall be done unto you.Thank you Lord for the BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US Its more than enough. I will praise you for you are worthy am nothing w/o U
  • Tendai
    if i abide in christ and christ in me everything will be fine with me
  • Robin Brazil
    I love the father, son, and holy ghost for all the things they do for me, and will continue to ask them to guide me, and my family life with wisdom, knowledge love, and protection in Jesus name Amen.