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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.