1 John 4:21

“And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this commandement haue we from him, that he who loueth God, loue his brother also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is the word which we have from him, that he who has love for God is to have the same love for his brother.
- Basic English Bible

And this commandment have we from him, That he that loves God love also his brother.
- Darby Bible

And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.
- Webster's Bible

And the command which we have from Him is that he who loves God must love his brother man also.
- Weymouth Bible

This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.
- World English Bible

And we han this comaundement of God, that he that loueth God, loue also his brothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this [is] the command we have from Him, that he who is loving God, may also love his brother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:21


4:21 And this commandment have we from him - Both God and Christ. That he who loveth God love his brother - Every one, whatever his opinions or mode of worship be, purely because he is the child, and bears the image, of God. Bigotry is properly the want of this pure and universal love. A bigot only loves those who embrace his opinions, and receive his way of worship; and he loves them for that, and not for Christ's sake.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:21


1Jo 4:21 This commandment have we from him. It is God's will that he who loves the Father should love the children also.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • 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
  • Lilian
    And we have known and believe the Love of God hath for us. For God is love and He that dwellet in Love dwellet in God and God in him. Amen thank you Jesus hallelujah
  • Irene123
    S. Morrow (LU2677) - yeah, I'd like to know that too ?! about more than 400 spaces.
  • 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

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