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

  • 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!
  • 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.