1 John 3:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sGreekEnglishMorphology
1722 [e]Ἐν
En
ByPrep
3778 [e]τούτῳ
toutō
thisDPro-DNS
1097 [e]ἐγνώκαμεν
egnōkamen
we have knownV-RIA-1P
3588 [e]τὴν
tēn
- Art-AFS
26 [e]ἀγάπην,
agapēn
love,N-AFS
3754 [e]ὅτι
hoti
becauseConj
1565 [e]ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
HeDPro-NMS
5228 [e]ὑπὲρ
hyper
forPrep
1473 [e]ἡμῶν
hēmōn
usPPro-G1P
3588 [e]τὴν
tēn
theArt-AFS
5590 [e]ψυχὴν
psychēn
lifeN-AFS
846 [e]αὐτοῦ
autou
of HimPPro-GM3S
5087 [e]ἔθηκεν·
ethēken
laid down;V-AIA-3S
2532 [e]καὶ
kai
andConj
1473 [e]ἡμεῖς
hēmeis
wePPro-N1P
3784 [e]ὀφείλομεν
opheilomen
oughtV-PIA-1P
5228 [e]ὑπὲρ
hyper
forPrep
3588 [e]τῶν
tōn
[our]Art-GMP
80 [e]ἀδελφῶν
adelphōn
brothers,N-GMP
3588 [e]τὰς
tas
[our]Art-AFP
5590 [e]ψυχὰς
psychas
livesN-AFP
5087 [e]θεῖναι.
theinai
to lay down.V-ANA









Greek Texts
ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
Ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς θεῖναι.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
Ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς θεῖναι.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
Ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς θεῖναι.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
Ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς τιθέναι.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκε· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς τιθέναι.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
ἐν οὗτος γινώσκω ὁ ἀγάπη ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπέρ ὑμεῖς ὁ ψυχή αὐτός τίθημι καί ἡμᾶς ὀφείλω ὑπέρ ὁ ἀδελφός ὁ ψυχή τίθημι

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὅτι εκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκε· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς τιθέναι.

ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Α΄ 3:16 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν· καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς τιθέναι

1 John 3:16 Hebrew Bible
בזאת הכרנו את האהבה כי הוא נתן את נפשו בעדנו גם אנחנו חיבים לתת את נפשתינו בעד אחינו׃

1 John 3:16 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܒܗܕܐ ܝܕܥܝܢܢ ܚܘܒܗ ܕܠܘܬܢ ܕܗܘ ܝܗܒ ܢܦܫܗ ܚܠܦܝܢ ܘܐܦ ܚܢܢ ܙܕܩ ܠܢ ܕܥܠ ܐܦܝ ܐܚܝܢ ܢܬܠ ܢܦܫܬܢ ܀

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

King James Bible
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
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