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

  • Irene123
    Irene 123 quote - "No, none of us were/are worthy to be loved by God, but He is LOVE - so He does." 1Jn.4:8, 16.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - " ..... but 'try' the spirits whether they are of God .... "; It took me years to understand the meaning of this. How does one 'try' someone's spirit? By the word of God, check what they've told you about scripture to see if it's in the Bible - Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11. We are to do this with pastors also. A TRUE pastor will encourage you to check what he tells you.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God took the first step in showing love towards us before we even knew and showed love toward him as verse 10 shows.
  • 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
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • 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