1 John 4:11
New International Version
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

New Living Translation
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.

English Standard Version
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Berean Study Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Berean Literal Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

New American Standard Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

King James Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Christian Standard Bible
Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friends, since God loved us this much, we must love each other.

Good News Translation
Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.

International Standard Version
Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.

NET Bible
Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another.

New Heart English Bible
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Beloved, if God loves us in this way, we are indebted also to love one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love each other.

New American Standard 1977
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

King James 2000 Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

American King James Version
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

American Standard Version
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My dearest, if God hath so loved us; we also ought to love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

English Revised Version
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Webster's Bible Translation
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Weymouth New Testament
Dear friends, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

World English Bible
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.

Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, if thus did God love us, we also ought one another to love;
Study Bible
Love Comes from God
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. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us.…
Cross References
1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am not writing you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning. This commandment is the message you have heard.

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

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

2 John 1:5
And now I urge you, dear lady--not as a new commandment to you, but one we have had from the beginning--that we love one another.

Treasury of Scripture

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 3:16,17,23
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren…

Matthew 18:32,33
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: …

Luke 10:37
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.







Lexicon
Beloved,
Ἀγαπητοί (Agapētoi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 27: From agapao; beloved.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

so
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

loved
ἠγάπησεν (ēgapēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

us,
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

we
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

ought
ὀφείλομεν (opheilomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3784: Or, its prolonged form opheileo probably from the base of ophelos; to owe; figuratively, to be under obligation; morally, to fail in duty.

to love
ἀγαπᾶν (agapan)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

one another.
ἀλλήλους (allēlous)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.
Verse 11. - Beloved introduces a solemn exhortation, as in verses 1, 7. The "if" implies no uncertainty (see on 1 John 5:9); it puts the fact more gently, but not more doubtfully, than "since." The "so" οὕτως covers both the quality and the quantity of the love. Καὶ belongs solely to ἡμεῖς: "we also on our part ought to love one another." We should have expected as the apodosis, "we also ought to love God." But this link in the thought the apostle omits as self-evident, and passes on to state what necessarily follows from it. In verse 12 he shows how loving God involves loving one's fellow-men (comp. 1 John 2:5 for a similar passage over an intermediate link). 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.
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