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

  • 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

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