1 John 4:19
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New International Version
We love because he first loved us.

New Living Translation
We love each other because he loved us first.

English Standard Version
We love because he first loved us.

Berean Study Bible
We love because He first loved us.

Berean Literal Bible
We love because He first loved us.

New American Standard Bible
We love, because He first loved us.

King James Bible
We love him, because he first loved us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We love because He first loved us.

International Standard Version
We love because God first loved us.

NET Bible
We love because he loved us first.

New Heart English Bible
We love, because he first loved us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore we shall love God because he first loved us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We love because God loved us first.

New American Standard 1977
We love, because He first loved us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We love him, because he first loved us.

King James 2000 Bible
We love him, because he first loved us.

American King James Version
We love him, because he first loved us.

American Standard Version
We love, because he first loved us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us.

Darby Bible Translation
We love because he has first loved us.

English Revised Version
We love, because he first loved us.

Webster's Bible Translation
We love him, because he first loved us.

Weymouth New Testament
We love because God first loved us.

World English Bible
We love him, because he first loved us.

Young's Literal Translation
we -- we love him, because He -- He first loved us;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:14-21 The Father sent the Son, he willed his coming into this world. The apostle attests this. And whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. This confession includes faith in the heart as the foundation; makes acknowledgment with the mouth to the glory of God and Christ, and profession in the life and conduct, against the flatteries and frowns of the world. There must be a day of universal judgment. Happy those who shall have holy boldness before the Judge at that day; knowing he is their Friend and Advocate! Happy those who have holy boldness in the prospect of that day, who look and wait for it, and for the Judge's appearance! True love to God assures believers of God's love to them. Love teaches us to suffer for him and with him; therefore we may trust that we shall also be glorified with him, 2Ti 2:12. We must distinguish between the fear of God and being afraid of him; the fear of God imports high regard and veneration for God. Obedience and good works, done from the principle of love, are not like the servile toil of one who unwillingly labours from dread of a master's anger. They are like that of a dutiful child, who does services to a beloved father, which benefit his brethren, and are done willingly. It is a sign that our love is far from perfect, when our doubts, fears, and apprehensions of God, are many. Let heaven and earth stand amazed at his love. He sent his word to invite sinners to partake of this great salvation. Let them take the comfort of the happy change wrought in them, while they give him the glory. The love of God in Christ, in the hearts of Christians from the Spirit of adoption, is the great proof of conversion. This must be tried by its effects on their temper, and their conduct to their brethren. If a man professes to love God, and yet indulges anger or revenge, or shows a selfish disposition, he gives his profession the lie. But if it is plain that our natural enmity is changed into affection and gratitude, let us bless the name of our God for this seal and earnest of eternal happiness. Then we differ from the false professors, who pretend to love God, whom they have not seen, yet hate their brethren, whom they have seen.
Study Bible
Love Comes from God
18There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. The one who fears has not been perfected in love. 19We love because He first loved us. 20If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.…
Cross References
1 John 4:10
And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
Treasury of Scripture

We love him, because he first loved us.

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