JOHN 15:12

love one another



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This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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John 15:12 Translation

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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This αὕτη The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) G3778
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are G2076
my ἐμή My G1699
commandment, ἐντολὴ Injunction, i.e., an authoritative prescription G1785
That ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) G2443
ye love ἀγαπᾶτε To love (in a social or moral sense) G25
one another, ἀλλήλους One another G240
as καθὼς Just (or inasmuch) as, that G2531
I have loved ἠγάπησα To love (in a social or moral sense) G25
you. ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) G5209

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  • 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

  • 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

  • 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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

  • 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.


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