9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

Other Translations of John 15:9

New International Version

9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

English Standard Version

9  As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

The Message

9 "I've loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love.

New King James Version

9 "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

New Living Translation

9 "I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 15:9

Commentary on John 15:9-17

(Read John 15:9-17)

Those whom God loves as a Father, may despise the hatred of all the world. As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, but the joy of those who abide in Christ's love is a continual feast. They are to show their love to him by keeping his commandments. If the same power that first shed abroad the love of Christ's in our hearts, did not keep us in that love, we should not long abide in it. Christ's love to us should direct us to love each other. He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.