New International Version
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
King James Bible
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.
World English Bible
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, may we love one another, because the love is of God, and every one who is loving, of God he hath been begotten, and doth know God;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Beloved, let us love one another - And ever be ready to promote each other's welfare, both spiritual and temporal.
For love is of God - And ever acts like him; he loves man, and daily loads him with his benefits. He that loveth most has most of God in him; and he that loveth God and his neighbor, as before described and commanded, is born of God, εκ του Θεου γεγεννηται, is begotten of God - is a true child of his heavenly Father, for he is made a partaker of the Divine nature; and this his love to God and man proves.
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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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"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
1 Corinthians 8:3
But whoever loves God is known by God.
1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
1 John 2:4
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
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 2:29
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
1 John 3:9
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
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