John 13:35
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New International Version
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

King James Bible
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Darby Bible Translation
By this shall all know that ye are disciples of mine, if ye have love amongst yourselves.

World English Bible
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

Young's Literal Translation
in this shall all know that ye are my disciples, if ye may have love one to another.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By this shall all men know, etc. - From this time forward, this mutual and disinterested love shall become the essential and distinctive mark of all my disciples. When they love one another with pure hearts, fervently, even unto death, then shall it fully appear that they are disciples of that person who laid down his life for his sheep, and who became, by dying, a ransom for all.

The disciples of different teachers were known by their habits, or some particular creed or rite, or point of austerity, which they had adopted; but the disciples of Christ were known by this love which they bore to each other. The primitive Christians were particularly known by this among the Gentiles. Tertullian, in his Apology, gives us their very words: Vide, inquiunt, ut se diligunt; et pro alterutro mori parati sunt. "See, said they, how they love one another, and are ready to lay down their lives for each other."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

Genesis 13:7,8 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle...

Acts 4:32-35 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

Acts 5:12-14 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked among the people...

1 John 2:5,10 But whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him...

1 John 3:10-14 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God...

1 John 4:20,21 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

December 16 Morning
Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.--JOHN 13:1. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.--Greater
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 4 Morning
Leaning on Jesus' bosom.--JOHN 13:23. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.--They brought young children to him, that he should touch them. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.--Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.--A high Priest . . . touched with the feeling
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cannot and Can
'Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go ye cannot come; so now I say to you.'--JOHN xiii. 33. The preceding context shows how large and black the Cross loomed before Jesus now, and how radiant the glory beyond shone out to Him. But it was only for a moment that either of these two absorbed His thoughts; and with wonderful self-forgetfulness and self-command, He turned away at once from the consideration of how the near future
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Seeking Jesus
'... Ye shall seek Me.'--JOHN xiii. 33. In the former sermon on this verse I pointed out that it, in its fullness, applies only to the brief period between the crucifixion and the resurrection, but that, partly by contrast and partly by analogy, it suggests permanent relations between Christ and His disciples. These relations were mainly--as I pointed out then--two: there was that one expressed by the subsequent words of the verse, 'Whither I go, ye cannot come'--a brief 'cannot,' soon to be changed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.

1 John 4:20
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.

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