1 John 4:19

“We love him, because he first loved us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We loue him: because hee first loued vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We love, because He first loved us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We love, because he first loved us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We have the power of loving, because he first had love for us.
- Basic English Bible

*We* love because *he* has first loved us.
- Darby Bible

We love him, because he first loved us.
- Webster's Bible

We love because God first loved us.
- Weymouth Bible

We love him, because he first loved us.
- World English Bible

Therfor loue we God, for he louede vs bifore.
- Wycliffe Bible

we -- we love him, because He -- He first loved us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:19


4:19 We love him, because he first loved us - This is the sum of all religion, the genuine model of Christianity. None can say more: why should any one say less, or less intelligibly?


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:19


1Jo 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us. His wonderful love in Christ fills every redeemed soul with love.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Lilian
    Ye are God's little Children and have overcome them because Greater is He That is in you than He is in this world. Lord Jesus i believe you Lord you are the only great on this earth nothing else Thank you Father for your love grace and mercy all the days of my life I will praise you and worship you alone for you are worthy Amen halellujiah
  • Ross
    There is some truth to the old adage, "Familiarity breeds contempt". I find it much easier to love most people in short bursts, from a distance, or while they're quiet or sleeping. Considering that love is provoked, I suggest we work on being more lovable. I also find prayer and meditation to help.
  • Joel
    Every comment on the page following 1john4 was more of a complete and total judgement.Maddens critical Which pedestal of religion are you on. If you want to judge throw the rocks at yourself. The truth is the truth. Everyone sins. No one's better than anyone else. Segregation in religions start like that.You represent God by criticizing Him!
  • Lilian
    There is no fear in love. But perfect love casteth out of fear. Because fear have torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. Thank you Jesus for loving us. We've love because you first love us Amen
  • Dorcas
    it so powerful word so touching
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:15 love not the world neither the things that are in the world if any man love the world the love of the father is not in him 2:16 for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the father but is of the world JAMES 3:17 BUT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE IS FIRST PURE THEN PEACEABLE GENTLE AND EASY TO BE INTREATED FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS WITHOUT PARTIALITY AND WITHOUT HYPOCRISY 3:18 AND THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS SOWN IN PEACE OF THEM THAT MAKE PEACE EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH - 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil --- WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT OF GOD NIETHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 2:10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NONE OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM

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