John 15:14 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Ye are my friends," (humeis philoi mou este) "You all are (exist as) my friends," that is, friends to or toward me, even after I am gone, for a "friend loveth at all times," Pro 17:17. And Solomon added, "a brother is born for adversity," and Jesus was not ashamed to call these "brethren," Heb 2:11; Joh 20:17.
2) "If ye do whatsoever I command you." (ean poiete ho ego entellomai humin) "if you all do what I command you to do," or purpose the doing of the things I have told and will further tell you all to do, as a church fellowship, and as individual disciples, Joh 20:21. The doing of what He has said is an outward token of an inward friendship with and toward Him, Jas 1:22, Eph 2:10; 1Co 15:58.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.