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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin; but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak Though the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son,"
"'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
"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.
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