1 John 3:16
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

English Revised Version
Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Webster's Bible Translation
By this we perceive the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Weymouth New Testament
We know what love is--through Christ's having laid down His life on our behalf; and in the same way we ought to lay down our lives for our brother men.

1 John 3:16 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Hereby (ἐν τοίτῳ)

See on 1 John 2:3.

Perceive (ἐγνώκαμεν)

Rev., correctly, know.

The love

Omit the italics of A.V., of God, and render as Rev., hereby know we love.

Laid down His life (τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν)

See on John 10:11.

We ought (ὀφείλομεν)

See on 1 John 2:6.

1 John 3:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

perceive.

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

John 10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 5:2,25 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

and we.

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

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

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

John 15:12,13 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you...

Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

Philippians 2:17,30 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all...

Cross References
John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Philippians 2:17
Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.

1 Thessalonians 2:8
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

1 John 2:9
Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.

Jump to Previous
Behalf Christ Christ's Hereby Jesus Lay Love Ought Perceive Right Way
Jump to Next
Behalf Christ Christ's Hereby Jesus Lay Love Ought Perceive Right Way
Links
1 John 3:16 NIV
1 John 3:16 NLT
1 John 3:16 ESV
1 John 3:16 NASB
1 John 3:16 KJV

1 John 3:16 Bible Apps
1 John 3:16 Biblia Paralela
1 John 3:16 Chinese Bible
1 John 3:16 French Bible
1 John 3:16 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
1 John 3:15
Top of Page
Top of Page