1 John 4:7

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Beloued, let vs loue one another; for loue is of God: and euery one that loueth, is borne of God and knoweth God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.
- Darby Bible

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is from God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
- Webster's Bible

Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.
- Weymouth Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
- World English Bible

Moost dere britheren, loue we togidere, for charite is of God; and ech that loueth his brother, is borun of God, and knowith God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Beloved, may we love one another, because the love is of God, and every one who is loving, of God he hath been begotten, and doth know God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:7


4:7 Let us love one another - From the doctrine he has just been defending he draws this exhortation. It is by the Spirit that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. Every one that truly loveth God and his neighbour is born of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:7


1Jo 4:7 Let us love one another. He that is born of God must love because the Father is love; hence love shows that we are of him and know him.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Billy Ray
    1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. Fear is an emotion straight for the evil one. God is love. God will give us the courage to resist the evil one
  • 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
  • Fredscanlan
    Why is my spirit not able to grasp this thing john speaks of? John was with the Christ, He experienced the relationship, he saw the Christ! Why ,why ,why is this so hard for me to understand? This Love he speaks of. How will i never Know it? Since my youth, Where is this Love he speaks of?