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

  • Lilian
    If we have the holy spirit dwelleth in us and his words we can easily love one another coz the holy spirit will guide us. Jesus loves us and he will never give up on me so do I. Thanks to the blood of Jesus from his blood i received life in abundance, i am able to praise and worship him, i am able to love someone , Jesus loves me more even i couldn't love myself thank you Jesus for your favor amen
  • Jack Hughes
    What are you talking about ? We should love one another always no matter what the reason is ! God loved us so we should return the same love!
  • MockingBird
    The Love of God is working it's Greatest in me when I am having difficulty in giving the Love of God to them that I know is best for them and Yes , For me !! It profits me to love the unloveable : There was and is still times that I am unloveable and yet , God still shows His love to me . So ought I to show the same kind of Love !!
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Karen
    You can love one another and still choose to not put yourself around them...So therefore love even the wicked, but don't hang with em..... Their misbehaving is between them and God. Lead by example
  • Beverley Duncan
    I truly believe that , if Jesus didn't live within me, I wouldn't have the capacity to love as I do. As a caregiver I feel and see the need to love more, in touching, hugging, listening, in understanding, in sharing, in caring,and being compassionate. As Christians we must be Christlike in all that we do, God expects no less of us. I thank Him and praise Him for coming to live in my heart.