1 John 4:21
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English Standard Version
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

King James Bible
And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

American Standard Version
And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this commandment we have from God, that he, who loveth God, love also his brother.

English Revised Version
And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.

Weymouth New Testament
And the command which we have from Him is that he who loves God must love his brother man also.

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Vincent's Word Studies

That (ἵνα)

Not defining the contents of the commandment, but expressing intent. Compare John 13:34, and see on John 15:13.

His brother

"To the persecutor Saul, Christ said, 'Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me? I have ascended into heaven, yet still I lie upon earth. Here I sit at the right hand of the Father; there I still hunger, thirst, and am a stranger'" (Augustine).

1 John 4:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 3:11,14,18,23 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another...

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind...

Mark 12:29-33 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord...

Luke 10:37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do you likewise.

John 13:34,35 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another...

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

Romans 12:9,10 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good...

Romans 13:9,10 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet...

Galatians 5:6,14 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love...

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

Matthew 5:43
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'

Matthew 22:37
And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.

1 John 3:11
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

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