New Living Translation
And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:21 And this commandment have we from him - Both God and Christ. That he who loveth God love his brother - Every one, whatever his opinions or mode of worship be, purely because he is the child, and bears the image, of God. Bigotry is properly the want of this pure and universal love. A bigot only loves those who embrace his opinions, and receive his way of worship; and he loves them for that, and not for Christ's sake.
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
"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
"You have heard the law that says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy.
Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.'
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment--to love one another--is the same message you heard before.
1 John 3:11
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
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