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 & Meaning

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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) This
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
my ἐμή My my
commandment, ἐντολὴ Injunction, i.e., an authoritative prescription commandment
That ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) That
ye love ἀγαπᾶτε To love (in a social or moral sense) love
one another, ἀλλήλους One another one another
as καθὼς Just (or inasmuch) as, that as
I have loved ἠγάπησα To love (in a social or moral sense) loved
you. ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you

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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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