1 John 4:9

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In this was manifested the loue of God towards vs, because that God sent his only begotten Sonne into the world, that we might liue through him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the love of God was made clear to us when he sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.
- Basic English Bible

Herein as to us has been manifested the love of God, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
- Darby Bible

In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
- Webster's Bible

God's love for us has been manifested in that He has sent His only Son into the world so that we may have Life through Him.
- Weymouth Bible

By this God's love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
- World English Bible

In this thing the charite of God apperide in vs, for God sente hise oon bigetun sone in to the world, that we lyue bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

In this was manifested the love of God in us, because His Son -- the only begotten -- hath God sent to the world, that we may live through him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:9


1Jo 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us. Christ is the supremest manifestation. See PNT "Joh 3:16".

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • BSP
    Verse 20: God views one who says that they love God, but hates their brother as a liar. We must strive to cultivate and show deep love for our brothers.
  • 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.
  • 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

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