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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 15:28 AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM THEN SHALL THE SON --- ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT --- UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM --- THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL
  • Sherrell shepard
    Dont agree with angies comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came. Also the other comment about as long as they believe that Jesus came in the flesh is of God no matter thier religious belief. Budda cant believe this and others like him cannot believe what they believe and believe that Jesus is God i strongly disagree.
  • Sherrell shepard
    I Dont agree with Angie's comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came
  • 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.
  • 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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