1 John 4:7

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, let vs loue one another; for loue is of God: and euery one that loueth, is borne of God and knoweth God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.
- Darby Bible

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is from God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
- Webster's Bible

Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
- World English Bible

Moost dere britheren, loue we togidere, for charite is of God; and ech that loueth his brother, is borun of God, and knowith God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, may we love one another, because the love is of God, and every one who is loving, of God he hath been begotten, and doth know God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:7


4:7 Let us love one another - From the doctrine he has just been defending he draws this exhortation. It is by the Spirit that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. Every one that truly loveth God and his neighbour is born of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:7


1Jo 4:7 Let us love one another. He that is born of God must love because the Father is love; hence love shows that we are of him and know him.

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