Do not be deceived: »Bad company corrupts good morals.«
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
18 Little children, let us not love in word or tongue but in deed and in truth.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
and the scripture was fulfilled which says, »Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness«, and he was called the friend of God.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; outdo one another in showing honor.