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 13:34

  • Ray ortiz for verse 34
    God is love, love is God. Amen
  • Mockingbird for verse 34
    Jesus loved me when I was unlovely : Jesus loved me when I was in sin : Jesus loved me when I was sick : Jesus loved me when I was ugly and filthy and mucky !! So also should I love those of His household that I am a part of also !!!!
  • MockingBird for verse 34
    If you have not love for your brother sister in Christ how can we love God !!!! Not possible : If we say that we love God and love not our brother sister : we are a liar and do not the truth !!!1 And also if we say that we have no sin we are a liar and do not the truth !!!!
  • Frank m for verse 34
    So simple, yet so hard to apply in church!
  • Osei Nti for verse 34
    if we understand the love of God how merciful he adore us we will be living better life in Christ amen
  • Muzi Sibiya for verse 34
    In the great diversity that was the constitution of His desciples it was essential that the object of their commonwealth must be stressed, for that when their diverse ways has taken them differently, yet they can remember the author of the things they are talking about: Him who said ''I and the Father are one.'' For if you love not you fellow men you love not God himself.