New Living Translation
This is real love--not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
King James Bible
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Darby Bible Translation
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.
World English Bible
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Young's Literal Translation
in this is the love, not that we loved God, but that He did love us, and did send His Son a propitiation for our sins.
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LibraryMay the Sixth the Perfecting of Love
"Herein is our love made perfect." --1 JOHN iv. 11-21. How? By dwelling in God and God in us. Love is not a manufacture; it is a fruit. It is not born of certain works; it springs out of certain relations. It does not come from doing something; it comes from living with Somebody. "Abide in Me." That is how love is born, for "love is of God, and God is love." How many people are striving who are not abiding. They live in a manufactory, they do not live in a home. They are trying to make something …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A Psalm of Remembrance
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh."
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.
Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people.
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