John 15:12-17

I Am the True Vine

12 p "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 q Greater love has no one than this, r that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are s my friends t if you do what I command you. 15 u No longer do I call you servants, 1 for the servant 2 w does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for x all that I have heard from my Father y I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but z I chose you and appointed you that you should go and a bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that b whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, c so that you will love one another.

  1. Cross References
    John 13:34
    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 5:7 - 8
    For one will scarcely die for a righteous person - though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die -
    Ephesians 5:2
    And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
  3. Cross References
    John 10:11
    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 12:4
    I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.
  5. Cross References
    John 15:10
    If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
    Matthew 12:50
    For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.
  6. Cross References
    John 15:20
    Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
  7. Cross References
    John 13:7
    Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.
    John 13:12
    When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done to you?
  8. Cross References
    John 3:32
    He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.
    John 8:26
    I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.
    John 8:40
    But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.
    John 16:13
    When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
  9. Cross References
    John 17:26
    I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
    Genesis 18:17
    The Lord said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do.
    1 Corinthians 2:16
    For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
    1 Corinthians 13:9 - 10
    For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
  10. Cross References
    John 13:18
    I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, 'He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.
  11. Cross References
    2 John 1:8
    Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
  12. Cross References
    John 15:7
    If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
    John 14:13
    Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
  13. Cross References
    John 15:12
    This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
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