1 John 4:21
Parallel Verses
New International Version
And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And this commandment have we from him, That he that loves God love also his brother.

World English Bible
This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.

Young's Literal Translation
and this is the command we have from Him, that he who is loving God, may also love his brother.

1 John 4:21 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

This commandment have we - We should love one another, and love our neighbor as ourselves. The love of God and the love of man can never be separated; he who loves God will love his brother; he who loves his brother gives this proof that he loves God, because he loves with a measure of that love which, in its infinitude, dwells in God.

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.

Library
Love of God and Man
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Eversley. Chester Cathedral, 1872. 1 John iv. 16, 21. "God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. . . . And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also." This is the first Sunday after Trinity. On it the Church begins to teach us morals,--that is, how to live a good life; and therefore she begins by teaching us the foundation of all morals,--which is love,--love to God and love to man. But which
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Servant as his Lord
'... As He is, so are we in this world.'--1 John iv. 17. Large truths may be spoken in little words. Profundity is often supposed to be obscurity, but the deepest depth is clear. John, in his gospel and epistles, deals with the deepest realities, and with all things in their eternal aspects, but his vocabulary is the simplest in the New Testament. God and the world, life and death, love and hate, light and darkness, these are the favourite words round which his thoughts gather. Here are nine little
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin; but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Rom. viii. 10.--"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." God's presence is his working. His presence in a soul by his Spirit is his working in such a soul in some special manner, not common to all men, but peculiar to them whom he hath chosen. Now his dwelling is nothing else but a continued, familiar and endless working in a soul, till he hath conformed all within to the image of his Son. The soul is the office house, or workhouse,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak Though the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son,"
Rom. viii. 3.--"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak though the flesh, God sending his own Son," &c. Of all the works of God towards man, certainly there is none hath so much wonder in it, as the sending of his Son to become man; and so it requires the exactest attention in us. Let us gather our spirits to consider of this mystery,--not to pry into the secrets of it curiously, as if we had no more to do but to satisfy our understandings; but rather that we may see what this concerns
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
"'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

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

Matthew 22:37
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'

John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.

1 John 3:11
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

Jump to Previous
Command Commandment Loves Loving Word
Jump to Next
Command Commandment Loves Loving Word
Links
1 John 4:21 NIV
1 John 4:21 NLT
1 John 4:21 ESV
1 John 4:21 NASB
1 John 4:21 KJV

1 John 4:21 Bible Apps
1 John 4:21 Biblia Paralela
1 John 4:21 Chinese Bible
1 John 4:21 French Bible
1 John 4:21 German Bible

1 John 4:21 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
1 John 4:20
Top of Page
Top of Page