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

  • 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

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