1 John 4:9
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New International Version
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

New Living Translation
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.

English Standard Version
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Berean Study Bible
This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

Berean Literal Bible
In this the love of God has been revealed among us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

New American Standard Bible
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

King James Bible
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

International Standard Version
This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him.

NET Bible
By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.

New Heart English Bible
By this God's love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this the love of God is known to us: for God sent his only Son to the world so that it shall live by him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has shown us his love by sending his only Son into the world so that we could have life through him.

New American Standard 1977
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In this was the charity of God demonstrated in us, in that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

King James 2000 Bible
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

American King James Version
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

American Standard Version
Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him.

Darby Bible Translation
Herein as to us has been manifested the love of God, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

English Revised Version
Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Webster's Bible Translation
In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Weymouth New Testament
God's love for us has been manifested in that He has sent His only Son into the world so that we may have Life through Him.

World English Bible
By this God's love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

Young's Literal Translation
In this was manifested the love of God in us, because His Son -- the only begotten -- hath God sent to the world, that we may live through him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:7-13 The Spirit of God is the Spirit of love. He that does not love the image of God in his people, has no saving knowledge of God. For it is God's nature to be kind, and to give happiness. The law of God is love; and all would have been perfectly happy, had all obeyed it. The provision of the gospel, for the forgiveness of sin, and the salvation of sinners, consistently with God's glory and justice, shows that God is love. Mystery and darkness rest upon many things yet. God has so shown himself to be love, that we cannot come short of eternal happiness, unless through unbelief and impenitence, although strict justice would condemn us to hopeless misery, because we break our Creator's laws. None of our words or thoughts can do justice to the free, astonishing love of a holy God towards sinners, who could not profit or harm him, whom he might justly crush in a moment, and whose deserving of his vengeance was shown in the method by which they were saved, though he could by his almighty Word have created other worlds, with more perfect beings, if he had seen fit. Search we the whole universe for love in its most glorious displays? It is to be found in the person and the cross of Christ. Does love exist between God and sinners? Here was the origin, not that we loved God, but that he freely loved us. His love could not be designed to be fruitless upon us, and when its proper end and issue are gained and produced, it may be said to be perfected. So faith is perfected by its works. Thus it will appear that God dwells in us by his new-creating Spirit. A loving Christian is a perfect Christian; set him to any good duty, and he is perfect to it, he is expert at it. Love oils the wheels of his affections, and sets him on that which is helpful to his brethren. A man that goes about a business with ill will, always does it badly. That God dwells in us and we in him, were words too high for mortals to use, had not God put them before us. But how may it be known whether the testimony to this does proceed from the Holy Ghost? Those who are truly persuaded that they are the sons of God, cannot but call him Abba, Father. From love to him, they hate sin, and whatever disagrees with his will, and they have a sound and hearty desire to do his will. Such testimony is the testimony of the Holy Ghost.
Study Bible
Love Comes from God
8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God’s love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. 10And 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.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:2
He said, "Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you."

John 1:18
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father's side, has made Him known.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:18
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

John 9:3
Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened that the works of God would be displayed in him.

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 4:16
And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1 John 5:11
And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

1 John 5:13
I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Treasury of Scripture

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

was.

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Romans 5:8-10 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, …

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

God sent.

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach …

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. …

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you …

John 8:29,42 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; …

only.

Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; …

Mark 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also …

John 1:14-18 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

John 3:18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not …

Hebrews 1:5 For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this …

we.

1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

John 6:51,57 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat …

John 10:10,28-30 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Colossians 3:3,4 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God…

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