John 13:34

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A new commandement I giue vnto you, That yee loue one another, as I haue loued you, that yee also loue one another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I give you a new law: Have love one for another; even as I have had love for you, so are you to have love one for another.
- Basic English Bible

A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
- Darby Bible

A new commandment I give to you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
- Webster's Bible

A new commandment I give you, to love one another; that as I have loved you, you also may love one another.
- Weymouth Bible

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another.
- World English Bible

Y yyue to you a newe maundement, that ye loue togidir, as Y louede you, `and that ye loue togidir.
- Wycliffe Bible

`A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; according as I did love you, that ye also love one another;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 13:34


13:34 A new commandment - Not new in itself; but new in the school of Christ: for he had never before taught it them expressly. Likewise new, as to the degree of it, as I have loved you.


People's Bible Notes for John 13:34


Joh 13:34 A new commandment. The commandment to love was not new (Le 19:18,34), but such love as Christ commanded was new.

Discussion for John 13

  • Alex
    Judas was a type of Judah that sold Joseph, but Joseph forgave all his brethren that sold him into bondage,When Jesus was on the cross he prayed FATHER FORGIVE THEM THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO, THAT INCLUDED EVEN JUDAS , HIS LOVE AND MERCY IS BEYOND OUR COMPREHENSION. KEEP In MIND Peter also betrayed him.Paul was killing Christians but God forgave Him.His love and GRACE is beyond our comprehension.
  • Donlee85
    Judas was chosen, but not by Jesus to betray him, God created us and gave us free will, when he put Adam and Eve in the Garden, it wasn't for them to fail, but the enemy came in, and therefore the fall of Man, It was in Judas heart and that's why the enemy chose him, it was already there and Jesus knew that, He(Judas) had a choice and he made it, and therefore paid the price for it.
  • ALEX
    The foot washing was a HEART washing, Satan enters our hearts not our feet, Jesus had always said what comes from a MAN HEART is what DEFILES him, He neva said our personal hygiene defiles us. He says to eat with unwashed hands defileth NOT a man. Jesus said he that eateth bread with me has lifted up his HEEL against me,But Judas neva assaulted Jesus with his heel.ITS OUR HEARTS THAT NEED WASHING
  • Paye Youpele
    Appreciate the explanation
  • BSP
    Verse 35: The identifying mark of true Christians would be that they have self-sacrificing love like Jesus had for his disciples.
  • A disciple
    Judas Iscariote was called and chosen from among the many of Jesus' followers, to be "One of the Twelve." The Lord gave him every opportunity to become what God had planned for him, and to be one of the Pillars of the New Testament; but Judas would not! When Moses sent the twelve men to spy out the land, and bring word to the Congregation; all could have been like Joshua and Caleb, but ten failed!