By this we have known love, because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that every one believing in him may not perish but have eternal life.
But if I am even poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate you all;
I give you a new commandment to love another, as I have loved you that you also should love one another.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Take heed to yourselves, therefore, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has made you bishops, to feed the church of the Lord which he has purchased with his blood.
and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God of good odor.
looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
The love of God was manifested to us in this; that God has sent his only Son into the world that we may live through him.
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us and washed us from our sins with his blood,
as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
who exposed their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the nations;
Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it,
because on account of the work he was nigh to death, not having consulted properly for his life, that he might fully supply your lack of service to me.
knowing that you were not redeemed from your vain mode of life received by tradition from your fathers, with destructible things, silver or gold,
who himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, that we having died to sins, may live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might lead us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book and to open its seals, for thou wast killed and hast redeemed to God with thy blood [men] from every tribe and tongue and people and nation,