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

  • 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!
  • A disciple
    Paye Youpele (cont.); The term, "That the Scripture might be fulfilled," doesn't mean that God plans ahead to make anyone sin! Then everyone could blame Him for making them something that He just wanted to destroy anyway! THAT IS A THOUGHT FROM THE DEVIL! What the Holy Spirit moved the holy Prophets and Apostles to write their observations and judgments, became Law of God; which must be fulfilled.
  • A disciple
    Paye Youpele; Judas was NOT chosen so he could betray the Lord! Israel was not brought out of the bondage and cruel oppression of Egypt so they could defy God and resist His Spirit and that He may be able to leave them for forty years in the wilderness to die! God saves us with the fullest of good intentions! It is man's fault for his own selfishness if he DECIDES to betray the Lord and fall away!
  • Paye Youpele
    John 3: 18 I know whom I have chosen but that the scripture may be fulfilled. Judas was only chosen to betray the lord to facilitate the mission of the lord. May the good lord choose us for something positive.