He speaks of a “new” commandment surpassing and summing up the “ten” of the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 20:1–17; Deuteronomy 5:6–21): “This is my commandment: Love one another” (John 15:17). The demand which this glorification would make on the mutual fidelity and affection of the disciples, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Gospels: John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you (Jhn Jo Jn) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets’” An ordinance, injunction, command, law. All the commands to love in the Bible can be summarized by Jesus’ answer to a lawyer’s question about the greatest commandment: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. Copyright © 2020 Center for Action and Contemplation. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death…, John 15:12,13,17 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you…. Luke 10:23-37 - Read Jesus' story about loving our neighbor and complete the maze; Luke 19:2-8 Zacchaeus - Connect the dots to find out who's in the tree ; Muddled Facts! Yet our resistance to love is precisely why we need to talk about it! For the meaning of the word "commandment," comp. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy. The earlier clause gives the principle of the new commandment. This I command you: love one another. Only inside of this mystery of the exchange of love can we know God. Sunday, November 8, 2020, Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. Fresh, new, unused, novel. If we stay outside of that mystery, we cannot know God. As biblical scholar Allen Dwight Callahan writes of this passage, “Jesus has loved his followers so that they may love each other. The punctuation of our version is to be maintained. “Whoever loves is born of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7). Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural. Note on John 10:18. ." The latter clause repeats this, and prefaces the repetition by words referring to His own acts of love, which should be an example for them. . You. We have strayed so far from love; and yet, love is the essence of who we are, and how we are called to treat one another. A Commandment to Love When most of us hear the word “commandment,” we likely think of the Ten Commandments; that is not what Jesus is referring to here. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. We are all starting anew every day, in utter reliance on the mercy, grace, and compassion of God. Of uncertain affinity; new. [1] Allen Dwight Callahan, A Love Supreme: A History of the Johannine Tradition (Augsburg Fortress: 2005), 78-79. . 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” New King James Version (NKJV) Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural. The word "as," or "even as," does not refer to the degree of His love, but to the fact; and the special instance of love then present to the mind was the feet-washing upon which the whole of this discourse has followed. Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that. The Greatest Commandment (). From kata and hos; just as, that. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. King James Bible. Love One Another - A fun coloring project and cut out heart about loving one another; Love One Another - Trace the quote to complete the passage from John 13:34. 1 John 2:8-10 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth…, 1 John 3:14-18,23 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. We are all beginners. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. Adapted from Richard Rohr, “Love Is the Only Message,” homily (May 13, 2012). All rights reserved. An authoritative prescription. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Christian Standard Bible. Love calls for love in turn. To offer, give; I put, place. According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. We’d like to whittle this down to a little commandment, like “Come to church on Sunday,” so that we could feel we have obeyed the commandment and accomplished love. You are my friends if you do what I command you. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another. . Stay up to date on the latest news and happenings from Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation.