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Verses of John 13

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John 13:34 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Saviour having mentioned his departure from his disciples in the former verse; I go away, and, whither I go ye cannot come: in this and the following verses, he gives them a strict charge, that in his absence they should love one another.

This he calls a new commandment: not that it was new in regard of institution, but of restitution: not new in regard of the substance of it, for it was a branch of the law of nature, and a known precept of the Jewish religion; but he calls it a new commandment:

1. Because purged from the old corrupt glosses of the Pharisees, who had limited this duty of love, and confined it to their own countrymen; whereas Christ enlarges the object, and obliges his disciples to love all mankind, even their very enemies.

2. Because this duty of love was so greatly advanced and heightened by our Saviour, as to the measures and degrees of it, even to the laying down of our lives one for another.

3. It is called a new commandment, because urged from a new motive, and enforced by a new example. As I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Never was this duty so effectually taught, so mightily encouraged, so much urged and insisted upon, by any teacher, as our Saviour; and never was there such an example given of it as his own.

4. It is a new commandment, because with the rest it was never to wax old; but to be always fresh in the memory and practice of Christ's disciples to the end of the world.

Verses of John 13

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Consult other comments:

John 13:34 - The Greek Testament

John 13:34 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:34 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:34 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:34 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 13:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:34 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 13:34 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:34 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 13:34 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 13:34 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 13:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:34 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:34 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:34 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament