Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples—the disciples of Him who laid down His life for those He loved.
if ye have love one to another—for My sake, and as one in Me; for to such love men outside the circle of believers know right well they are entire strangers. Alas, how little of it there is even within this circle!
Little children—From the height of His own glory He now descends, with sweet pity, to His "little children," all now His own. This term of endearment, nowhere else used in the Gospels, and once only employed by Paul (Galatians 4:19), is appropriated by the beloved disciple himself, who no fewer than seven times employs it in his first Epistle.
Ye shall seek me—feel the want of Me.
as I said to the Jews— (John 7:34; John 8:21). But oh in what a different sense!
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