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

  • 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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