New American Standard Bible
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And this commandment have we from him - That is, the command to love a brother is as obligatory as that to love God. If one is obeyed, the other ought to be also; if a man feels that one is binding on him, he should feel that the other is also; and he can never have evidence that he is a true Christian, unless he manifests love to his brethren as well as love to God. See the notes at James 2:10.
LibraryChrist's Mission the Revelation of God's Love
'Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.'--1 John iv. 10. This is the second of a pair of twin verses which deal with substantially the same subject under two slightly different aspects. The thought common to both is that Christ's mission is the great revelation of God's love. But in the preceding verse the point on which stress is laid is the manifestation of that love, and in our text the point mainly brought out is its …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
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Scriptural Predictions of an Apostasy.
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.'
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.'
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
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