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

  • 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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