Be not led astray; evil communications corrupt good manners;
13 greater love than this has no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
14 you are my friends, if you may do whatever I command you;
15 no more do I call you servants, because the servant has not known what his lord does, and you I have called friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I did make known to you.
Beloved, if thus did God love us, we also ought one another to love;
God no one has ever seen; if we may love one another, God in us does remain, and His love is having been perfected in us;
16 in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;
17 and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his compassion from him -- how does the love of God remain in him?
18 My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!
'This is my command, that you love one another, according as I did love you;
greater love than this has no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
and fulfilled was the Writing that is saying, 'And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;' and, 'Friend of God' he was called.
in the love of brethren, to one another kindly affectioned: in the honour going before one another;