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

  • BSP
    Verse 20: God views one who says that they love God, but hates their brother as a liar. We must strive to cultivate and show deep love for our brothers.
  • Jerome
    Knowing that greater is HE that is in me bring a sense of power in my life. It means that I am one with GOD and Jesus thru the Holy Spirit.
  • A disciple
    "They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." With profound depth and maturity in the Spirit, John affirms to us our authority in the Glad Tidings; and that WE are the face of God before the world. (1 Corinthians 6:2)!!!
  • Bruce
    Fred: The only way to know is with The Spirit living within your Heart. This happens when you're Born-again:You fell a tug in your Heart,The Lord telling you You need Him. Ask Forgiveness. You will be Washed by His Blood. Baptized with The Holy Ghost. You will be New,Changed,you will know, Impossible not too! John 6:44, 1John 1:9, Revelation 1:5, Mark1:8
  • Brenda
    2 Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and heal their land.
  • Lu2677
    Fredscanlan,You ask"where is this love he speaks of?" answer is in His Word.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him are all things, to whom be glory forever." ALL THINGS. Ecc.8:5, Ecc.9:3, Luke 6:45, etc.Seek God He is Love!
    After he saved me this is one of the 1st verse that he gave me understanding of,Romans 11:36. And Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Amen