John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Greater loue hath no man then this, that a man lay downe his life for his friends.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.
- Basic English Bible

No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.
- Darby Bible

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- Webster's Bible

No one has greater love than this--a man laying down his life for his friends.
- Weymouth Bible

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
- World English Bible

No man hath more loue than this, that a man putte his lijf for hise freendis.
- Wycliffe Bible

greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:13


15:13 Greater love - To his friends. He here speaks of them only.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:13


Joh 15:13,14 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. The highest human exhibition of love that earth has ever seen was this. Christ was about to exhibit this highest type of human love by dying for his friends. He did even more, as Paul shows us in Ro 5:6, he died for his enemies, something that man had never done.

Discussion for John 15

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:2 by this we know that we love the children of GOD when we love GOD --- and keep HIS commandments --5:3-- for this is the love of GOD that we keep HIS commandments and HIS commandments are not grievous JOHN 15:9 as THE FATHER hath loved ME so have I loved you continue in MY love --15:10-- IF YOU KEEP -- MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 CORINTHIANS 14:37 --IF-- any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual let him acknowledge that the things --I WRITE-- unto you are the commandments of THE LORD
  • Jeff Berry
    Jesus gave reasons why seed might not germinate (Chp 13; including not dying Chp 12). While groweth is essential fruit is the reproduction of a kind. I don't think we will always know when fruit has been produced (Chp 4)
  • Patrice Evans
    Thank you Father for Your word.
  • Greg ormsbee
    I AGREE GOD CHOSE US, NOT ALL ACCEPT IT, AN THE FRUIT THAT WE MAKE IS THROUGH CHRIST IN US BRINING IN TRUE CONVERTS. ALL ARE CALLED FEW CHOSEN, NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED.
  • Steve morrow
    can you expect to get what you ask for if you keep erasing GODS WORDS in favor of mans --- is that abiding in the LORDS WORDS
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:33 HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY --21:34--AND TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS --AND CARES OF THIS LIFE--AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ---ACCOUNTED WORTHY--- TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE --PRAY ALWAYS--FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD COUNT YOU WORTHY OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND --- THE WORK OF FAITH --- WITH POWER