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

  • BSP
    In verse 14 Jesus says we are his friends if we do what he commanded us. Do our friends encourage us to do what Jesus commands us so that we can be his friends!
  • Steve morrow
    Caitlin very important verses---john 15:5 I am the vine you are the branches he that abideth in ME and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit for without ME you can do nothing john14:14 --IF-- you shall ask anything in MY name I will do it 1 john5:14 and this is the confidence that we have in HIM that if we ask anything --- according to HIS will --- HE heareth us
  • Irene123
    Jn. 15:13 - " ..... that a man lay down 'his' life for his friends." and take up the life of Christ.
  • Irene123
    V.13 - I've always read this verse as literal, and it's always 'bothered' me - because I know only God could and did that. Just now as I read it the spiritual aspect dawned on me: we lay down our WORLDLY lives and turn to God in repentance so we are in a place with God to pray for or friends. Now that makes sense. "Come now, let us REASON together ..... "
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:14 you are MY friends ---IF---you do whatsoever I command you 15 henceforth I call you not servants for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth but I have called you friends for all things that I have heard of MY FATHER I have made known to you mark 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL---LOSE---IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED
  • Mary Rose Catacutan
    This verse really reminds us that God's love is greater than anything.