1 John 4:10

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Herein is loue, not that wee loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his Sonne to be þe propitiation for our sins.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son {to be} the propitiation for our sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son `to be' the propitiation for our sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is love, not that we had love for God, but that he had love for us, and sent his Son to be an offering for our sins.
- Basic English Bible

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.
- Darby Bible

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
- Webster's Bible

This is love indeed--we did not love God, but He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

In this thing is charite, not as we hadden loued God, but for he firste louede vs, and sente hise sone foryyuenesse for oure synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:10


1Jo 4:10 Herein is love. Love manifested. The heights of love are shown, not only in sending the Son, but sending him to be the propitiation for our sins; to become a sin offering for us, and to die for us. See PNT "1Jo 2:2".

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Brother William
    If we love one another as children of God then we know we have passed from death unto life. But if we say we know God and walk in darkness, we lie as children of darkness. There is a difference between the holy and the profane. God is not mocked.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    The Word of God means what it says and says what it means when Rightly Divided. All those who pray in the Holy Spirit {TONGUES} have proof positive in the natural realm of the Living Power and Presence in the natural realm of Christ Yeshua Jesus in them Amen indeed. Tongues was freely given to all who believe for a reason. Start with the book of Acts. Praise God for this most Precious Gift Amen !
  • Gbyrd
    For me we have to love Jesus first and then we will be able to love others
  • Corey
    Amen Sister Bernadette we should All have and share that unconditional love and compassion that Christ shares with us day in and day out. We should be thankful and great full to be able to serve Him. May the Father continue to bless and keep us as we strive to please Him.
  • Taylor
    Verse 9 reminds us that Jehovah God gave us the greatest possible gift of love when he sent his precious Son, Jesus, to the earth.
  • Pat mss
    It is a blessing to feel that way, however, it is sad because I do see a lot, because I want to receive love from others the same way I share it with others

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