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Verses of John 13

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John 13:35 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

To recommend the foregoing duty, of loving one another, with the greater advantage, our Saviour tells us here, that it will be the best evidence of our relation to him as sincere disciples: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples. The disciples of John were known by the austerity of their lives, the disciples of the Pharisees by their habit and separation from other men. Christ will have his disciples known by their profound affection to each other, which in the primitive times was so conspicuous, that the very heathens did cry out and say, See how the Christians love one another!

Here observe, 1. Our Saviour doth not say, By this men shall conjecture and guess that you belong to me, as being my disciples, but they shall certainly know it.

2. He doth not say: By this shall ye know yourselves to be my disciples, and one another to be so; but by this shall all others know it as well as yourselves.

3. He doth not say, By this shall all men know that you look like my disciples, but that you are indeed what you pretend to be, namely by your assembling often together in my house of prayer, by your frequent fastings, by your reading the scriptures daily, by your hearing all these put together, will be not sufficient evidence of your discipleship, if you keep up a secret grudge in you hearts one against another; but by this shall all men know that ye are my discples, if ye love one another.

Learn hence, That one of the best proofs and evidences we can have of our relation to Christ, as his sincere disciples, is an hearty love and good will one towards another.

Verses of John 13

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John 13:35 - The Greek Testament

John 13:35 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 13:35 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:35 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 13:35 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 13:35 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 13:35 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 13:35 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 13:35 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 13:35 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:35 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:35 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 13:35 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 13:35 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 13:35 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 13:35 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 13:35 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 13:35 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 13:35 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 13:35 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 13:35 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 13:35 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 13:35 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 13:35 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 13:35 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 13:35 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 13:35 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 13:35 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament