1 John 4:11

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, if God so loued vs, wee ought also to loue one another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved ones, if God had such love for us, it is right for us to have love for one another.
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
- Darby Bible

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
- Webster's Bible

Dear friends, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.
- World English Bible

Ye moost dere britheren, if God louede vs, we owen to loue ech other.
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, if thus did God love us, we also ought one another to love;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:11


1Jo 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. If we are of God, and God so loves us, we must love one another.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Kay reeves
    Jesus is the only one that will be sitting at the right hand of the Father.He is speaking to those who hold that men cannot live victorious over the world, flesh,and the devil.Ref.James 4:4 is speaking of some of this.He definitely wasn't speaking of Himself.As you live so are you in this world.You need to study the chpt. 4:11-17
  • Dale
    The most wonderful verse is the 17th. As He is so are we in this world! How is He? Jesus is at the right hand of the Father! That is our position as we live out our faith on the earth! His love is perfected in us!
  • Richard Martino
    I know that without Jesus in our hearts we are not able to Love, God is love. We love Him because He loved us first 1John4:19
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Norm
    Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
  • Cesar
    JN 1:4 In him (God) was life.
    1JN 5:11 ,that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    JN 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh onto the Father but by me
    JN 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing ye might have life through his name (Jesus Christ).
    1JN 5:5 Jesus is the Son of God