John 13:35

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if yee haue loue one to another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By this it will be clear to all men that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.
- Basic English Bible

By this shall all know that ye are disciples of mine, if ye have love amongst yourselves.
- Darby Bible

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
- Webster's Bible

It is by this that every one will know that you are my disciples--if you love one another."
- Weymouth Bible

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
- World English Bible

In this thing alle men schulen knowe, that ye ben my disciplis, if ye han loue togidere.
- Wycliffe Bible

in this shall all know that ye are my disciples, if ye may have love one to another.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 13:35


Joh 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples. The love and self-sacrifice of Christians has done more to extend the name of Christ than argument. In the early ages, heathen were wont to say: "See how these Christians love one another".

Discussion for John 13

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Mission nearly accomplished. Jesus is winding down His Ministry. All set for the sacrifice of His Body and Blood for our sins. Oh what love!
  • A disciple
    Can you imagine some Church leader throwing out John the Apostle, or any of those who supported Paul? (3 John 9-11) But everyone that is really and truly of God, will receive whosoever God sends to them. If they know us not, it is because they know not the Lord, whose we are. For us also, we must remember to be gentle and kind to every bruised reed and smoking flax; considering our own frailty.
  • Lu2677
    Perhaps a person stopped going to a particular church because he learned that the church follows/teaches false doctrine. It does not necessarily mean he has broken fellowship (cut off, fallen away) with the Lord.
    It would be worse for him/her to continue worshiping with them. His sheep hears His voice, and they follow him,they do not hear the voice of strangers!
  • Maria
    I agree with this post.my family has been to many churches within my community, and have come across imposters and those whom are not truly following the Lord's word. And I still come across those whom say they are loving and accepting but than they turn their backs and start being judgemental. I do not expect someone to be part of any fellowship to prove they are God loving and truly faithful
  • A disciple
    Walter, If a brother or sister doesn't want to go to a church; what does it concern you? Many in the Scriptures had to walk alone; not as a sign of God's disfavor, but of His Election. Not going to a Church doesn't mean they don't want fellowship; but more likely because they can't find it among the Church cliques of hypocrites and impostors. A true brother or sister will always recognize family!
  • A disciple
    Hello Walter; There are a number of references to certain ones who were once disciples, but then afterwards fell away and went back to the world and their sins, for one reason or the other. The simplest explanation is how the Lord warned, "If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them into bundles and they are burned:" and, "Watch! and pray always!"