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

  • Irene123
    Irene 123 quote - "No, none of us were/are worthy to be loved by God, but He is LOVE - so He does." 1Jn.4:8, 16.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - " ..... but 'try' the spirits whether they are of God .... "; It took me years to understand the meaning of this. How does one 'try' someone's spirit? By the word of God, check what they've told you about scripture to see if it's in the Bible - Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11. We are to do this with pastors also. A TRUE pastor will encourage you to check what he tells you.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God took the first step in showing love towards us before we even knew and showed love toward him as verse 10 shows.
  • Kay reeves
    Jesus is the only one that will be sitting at the right hand of the Father.He is speaking to those who hold that men cannot live victorious over the world, flesh,and the devil.Ref.James 4:4 is speaking of some of this.He definitely wasn't speaking of Himself.As you live so are you in this world.You need to study the chpt. 4:11-17
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Cesar
    JN 1:4 In him (God) was life.
    1JN 5:11 ,that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    JN 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh onto the Father but by me
    JN 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing ye might have life through his name (Jesus Christ).
    1JN 5:5 Jesus is the Son of God