Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Hereby we have known love, because he has laid down his life for us; and we ought for the brethren to lay down our lives.

New American Standard Bible

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

King James Version

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Holman Bible

This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.

International Standard Version

This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.

A Conservative Version

By this we know love, because that man laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

American Standard Version

Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Amplified

By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [ in Him].

An Understandable Version

Here is how we can know what genuine love really is: It was [demonstrated by] Jesus laying down His life [on the cross] for us. And [because of that] we [too] should [be willing to] lay down our lives for [the sake of helping] our brothers [and sisters].

Anderson New Testament

By this we know the love of Christ, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Bible in Basic English

In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers.

Common New Testament

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Daniel Mace New Testament

this is the proof of the divine love, Christ expos'd his life for us: and we ought to expose our lives for the brethren.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

By this we have known the love of Christ, because he laid down his life for us; therefore we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Godbey New Testament

In this we know the divine love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Goodspeed New Testament

We know what love means from the fact that he laid down his life for us; so we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

John Wesley New Testament

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In this we have known the charity of God because he laid down his life for us; we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Julia Smith Translation

In this have we known love, for he set his soul for us: and we ought to set the souls for the brethren.

King James 2000

By this perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Lexham Expanded Bible

We have come to know love by this: that {he} laid down his life on behalf of us, and we ought to lay down our lives on behalf of the brothers.

Modern King James verseion

By this we have known the love of God, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hereby are we assured of love: because he left his life for us: And therefore we ought also to give our lives for our brethren.

Moffatt New Testament

We know what love is by this, that He laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for the brotherhood.

Montgomery New Testament

By this we learn to know love, because he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

NET Bible

We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.

New Heart English Bible

By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Noyes New Testament

Herein we know love, in that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Sawyer New Testament

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Hereby, have we come to understand love: in that, He, for us, his life laid down; and, we, ought, for the brethren, our lives to lay down.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

By this we have known the love [of Christ], because for us he laid down his own life: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We have learned to know what love is from this--that Christ laid down his life on our behalf. Therefore we also ought to lay down our lives on behalf of our Brothers.

Webster

By this we perceive the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Weymouth New Testament

We know what love is--through Christ's having laid down His life on our behalf; and in the same way we ought to lay down our lives for our brother men.

Williams New Testament

We know what love is from the fact that He laid down His life for us; and so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

World English Bible

By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Worrell New Testament

In this we have known the love, that He laid down His soul in our behalf; and we ought to lay down our souls in behalf of the brethren.

Worsley New Testament

In this we know his love, that He laid down his life for us: and we should be ready to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Youngs Literal Translation

in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

the love
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

he
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

his

Usage: 0

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138
Usage: 138

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

ὀφείλω ὀφειλέω 
Opheilo 
ought, owe, be bound, be duty, be a debtor, be guilty, be indebted,
Usage: 24

to lay down
τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 3:16

Images 1 John 3:16

Prayers for 1 John 3:16

Context Readings

God Is Love, So Love One Another

15 Every one that hates his brother is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 Hereby we have known love, because he has laid down his life for us; and we ought for the brethren to lay down our lives. 17 But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?



Cross References

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

Romans 5:8

but God commends his love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has died for us.

Philippians 2:17

But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all.

John 10:15

as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 15:12-13

This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Acts 20:28

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

Titus 2:13

awaiting the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;

1 John 2:6

He that says he abides in him ought, even as he walked, himself also so to walk.

1 John 4:9-11

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.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and has washed us from our sins in his blood,

Matthew 20:28

as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Romans 16:4

(who for my life staked their own neck; to whom not I only am thankful, but also all the assemblies of the nations,)

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,

Philippians 2:30

because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that ye have been redeemed, not by corruptible things, as silver or gold, from your vain conversation handed down from your fathers,

1 Peter 2:24

who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, in order that, being dead to sins, we may live to righteousness: by whose stripes ye have been healed.

1 Peter 3:18

for Christ indeed has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in flesh, but made alive in the Spirit,

Revelation 5:9

And they sing a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open its seals; because thou hast been slain, and hast redeemed to God, by thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation,

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