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

  • A disciple
    "Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another." What makes people not love their neighbor or even their brother or sister in the Lord? If we are to love one another as Christ has loved us, then we must have the same character, nature and Spirit as Christ. Jesus said, that not understanding His speech is because of not being able to hear His word. That implies the need for a new creation, and having completely abandoned the old! That means a penitent and converted heart that henceforth longs for God and seeks His mercy, acceptance and blessing, and a mind no longer completely enthralled with self or the letcheries of its former life but being born anew, born from above, born of the Word and of the Spirit, TO BE THE CHILDREN, THE REPLICATIONS OF GOD! By this we know that we know God and keep His commandments, BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BRETHREN!
  • Michael
    Has no man seen God? Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
  • Joan
    We must believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ suffered bleed and died for our sins and must confess it with our mouth than we are saved from our sins. There is one GOD, one FAITH and one Baptism. There is no other god but JESUS. No other God but Jesus can offer eternal life. Jesus died for our sins and we have been bought with a price. If you don't believe just fall on your knees and say Jesus!
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:3 and hereby we do know that we know HIM --IF-- we keep HIS commandments --2:4--he that saith --- I know HIM --- and keepeth not HIS commandments is a liar --- and the truth is not in him --2:5-- but whoso keepeth HIS word in him verily is the love of GOD perfected hereby know we that we are in HIM --2:6--he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk even as HE walked
  • Victoria
    1 John 4 vs 20 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?
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 4:15 whosoever shall confess that JESUS is --- THE SON OF GOD --- GOD dwelleth in him and he in GOD 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 nevertheless the foundation of GOD standeth sure having this seal THE LORD knoweth them that are HIS and let --everyone-- that nameth the --- name of CHRIST --- depart from iniquity ACTS :3:26 unto you first GOD having raised up HIS SON JESUS sent HIM to bless you in turning away everyone of you from his iniquities JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but theses things ---I SAY --- that you might be saved ---