In the example, Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep My word." should there be Quotation marks before 'Jesus' to show that it is in itself a quotation, and finish with two sets of quotation marks?
In your example Jesus answered and said to him...no quotations marks are needed because it is a paraphrase. But this applies to the person who wrote the scripture.
But when you quote the actual words said by someone else, then quotation marks are needed. In this case because you are quoting what someone said that Jesus said, then quotation marks are needed; "Jesus answered and said to him, " if anyone loves me, he will keep My word".
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