However, it is possible to quench and to grieve the indwelling Spirit so that we do not manifest much love (cf. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another: and own and acknowledge it, as Tertullian (n) says the very Heathens did in his time; who would say, when they saw the Christians pass along the streets, and meet and express their affection to each other, "see how they love one another": would to God the same was as observable now. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/john-13.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/john-13.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-13.html. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. The disciples were glad of Christ’s presence, and when He was absent their hearts were full of sorrow. - From this time forward, this mutual and disinterested love shall become the essential and distinctive mark of all my disciples. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. The love of Christ is a supernatural love, a divine love – a love that streams to us from the heart of God – for God is Love. The distinguishing badge and character of a disciple of Christ, is not any outward garb, or any austerities of life, by which the disciples of John and of the Pharisees were known; nor were the ordinary nor extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, what distinguished them as such; since those who were not truly his disciples, had these bestowed on them; but love to one another, brotherly love was the distinguishing character, and this is another reason or argument enforcing a regard unto it. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". It shall be the thing by which you shall be known among all men. Where this exists, nothing else need be looked for. BibliographyAlford, Henry. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. [Note: See John R. Yarid Jeremiah , "John"s Use of the Upper Room Discourse in First John" (Ph.D. dissertation, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2002).] 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/john-13.html. Tertullian, Apol. 1897-1910. The distinguishing badge and character of a disciple of Christ, is not any outward garb, or any austerities of life, by which the disciples of John and of the Pharisees were known; nor were the ordinary nor extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, what distinguished them as such; since those who were not truly his disciples, had these bestowed on them; but love to one another, brotherly love was the distinguishing character, and this is another reason or argument enforcing a regard unto it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/john-13.html. How greatly love was really the Gnorisma of the Christians (1 John 3:10 ff. 1887. “See,” said the pagan, “see how they love one another! BibliographyConstable, Thomas. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". πάντες,—all the world,—and the object is to be, not mere vain praise or display before the world, but that men may be attracted by the exhibition of the Spirit of Christ, and won over to Him. "Commentary on John 13:35". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/john-13.html. Renewal 1960. 3. That supernatural love would distinguish disciples of Jesus. John 13:35 "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." Acts 4:32, 1 John 3:10; also Tertull., Apol., 39, “vide, inquiunt, ut invicem se diligant”; Clem. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. As a professed believer test your sincerity by this principle: Do you love the followers of Jesus? Because He commands it; therefore not to cherish it is to disobey Him, and prove that we do not love Him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/john-13.html. "Commentary on John 13:35". Alex., Strom., ii. that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another: and own and acknowledge it, as TertullianF14Apolog. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, I. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". They sink deep into memories and mould faithful lives. 2. HOW DOES SUCH AN AFFECTION EVINCE OUR DISCIPLESHIP TO CHRIST? (Tertulliano in Apologet.) "Commentary on John 13:35". Now. Here He taught us to love one another. "Commentary on John 13:35". John 13:35. John 13:35, ESV: "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”" John 13:35, KJV: "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." "Commentary on John 13:35". 1871-8. Hatred of one another per contra, is an argument that we are not disciples (learners) of Jesus. 4. 35. If thou likewise be a disciple thou must renounce all other masters and all employments which will not stand with Christianity. You shall not be known by special rites or habits; not by a special form of dress or manner of speech; not by special austerities and unusual customs, like the Pharisees, the Essenes, or the scribes, but by deep, genuine, and tender affection. John"s first epistle is really an exposition of the themes that Jesus set forth in the upper room discourse. It consists mainly of two elements, an admiration of the peculiar spiritual character of God’s saints, and a deep personal sympathy with them in their struggles and temptations. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". 1. We want you amongst us only if you can love us; and we want you to love us only because you and we together have learned to love the Saviour. 1. BibliographyClarke, Adam. any of the things which he possessed as his own. Bibliography"Commentary on John 13:35". Love for one another would mark them off as His disciples. 1870. Commentary on John 13:31-35 View Bible Text . Appeal to the unconverted and inquiring. 2. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/john-13.html. The soldier’s red, the sailor’s blue, the cleric’s black--by this, that, and the other sign, classes, creeds, professions, preferences, races, are distinguished the wide world over. Locative case with εν en “In this way,” viz., “if ye have love” (εαν αγαπην εχητε ean agapēn echēte), condition of third class (in apposition with εν τουτωι en toutōi) with εαν ean and present active subjunctive of εχω echō (“keep on having love”). 1863-1878. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. "E.W. John 13:35. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Saturday, March 1, 2014. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-13.html. Had it been the adoption of a certain set of beliefs, or conformity to certain rites, it would have been too complicated to be of easy application or practical use; but here how simple--“He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,” etc. By this shall all men - That is, your love for each other shall be so decisive evidence that you are like the Saviour, that all people shall see and know it. And the ancient apologists for Christianity inform us, that the persecuting heathen themselves could not help exclaiming in rapture, on observing the prevalence of this grace among them, See how these Christians love one another! New York, USA. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples — Your loving one another sincerely and fervently, and in the manner and degree I now enjoin, will be the most acceptable and the most ornamental token of your relation to me, and the noblest badge of your profession. "Commentary on John 13:35". Then all will know. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". (T. G. BibliographyCalvin, John. 1896. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Here observe, 1. To love God’s people so as to be willing to go through great sacrifices for them, must surely be impossible to the worldly mind, because it is at enmity with God and cannot honestly seek the good of those who are born of Him.