1 John 4:19
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.

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

New King James Version
We love Him because He first loved us.

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

NASB 1995
We love, because He first loved us.

NASB 1977
We love, because He first loved us.

Amplified Bible
We love, because He first loved us.

Christian Standard Bible
We love because he first loved us.

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
We love because God loved us first.

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

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

Good News Translation
We love because God first loved us.

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

International Standard Version
We love because God first loved us.

Literal Standard Version
we love Him, because He first loved us;

NET Bible
We love because he loved us first.

New Heart English Bible
We love, 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 the 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.

See on ver.

1 John 4:10
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Luke 7:47
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.









Verse 19. - We love. The αὐτόν is spurious, and is not to be understood: the love is again quite general. "We have this principle of love." To take ἀγαπῶμεν as subjunctive in the sense "let us love" is less forcible. St. John states as a fact what ought to be a fact. "We Christians do not fear, but love. Yet this is no credit to us. After God's love in giving his Son for us it would be monstrous not to love."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

love
ἀγαπῶμεν (agapōmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

He
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

first
πρῶτος (prōtos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

loved
ἠγάπησεν (ēgapēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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