John 15:13

“Greater loue hath no man then this, that a man lay downe his life for his friends.”

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Other Translations

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- King James Version

"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

  • Frankzdrrik
    this is about verse 19....many are sayings that they are followers of lord jesus but the world loves them because they also participated in traditions,customs and occassions that imposed by religions politics and commerce...The true followers of lord jesus were all in this world but not part of it,no more traditions,customs and occassions the reason why the world hated them.
  • BSP
    Verse 18 We know that the world back in Jesus' day had a deep hatred for him so we can expect the same hatred by the world if we are truly imitating Jesus.
  • Ronald Kelly
    First to God be the Glory !!! I do believe in The works of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ . I believe every word spoken when we who believe , in Christ we hardly fit in amongst others . we just can't seems to walk talk think as the unbeliever do as we have become spiritual so our lives just not the same so we become as out siders .
  • Erech Christ Nimrod
    Revelation 3:21 reveals that the Conquering CHRIST is NOW sitting on the THRONE at the Right Hand of His FATHER GOD.
    John 10:17 "Therefore doth My Father LOVE Me, because I lay down My Life, that I might TAKE IT AGAIN"
    John15:13 "Greater LOVE hath no man than this, that a man lay down his [worldly] life for his friends [and Live his Life as a Soldier of Christ] CHRIST is not telling you to die
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The wicked boasts by saying, Most assuredly Jesus Christ came in the flesh. For the same murdered the Son, even the risen Christ, and imagines to again (though he testifies not that Christ is come.) It is written, He that hates me hated my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
  • BSP
    Jesus gave the command for his followers to have a deep self sacrificing love for one another the same way he showed loved for us.

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