Parallel Verses

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.

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 know [and have come to understand the depth and essence of His precious] love: that He [willingly] laid down His life for us [because He loved us]. And we ought to lay down our lives for the believers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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;

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 hating his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in himself. 16 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. 17 Whosoever may have the sustenance of the world, and see his brother having need, and shut up his sympathies from him, how dwells the divine love of God in him?



Cross References

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one believing on Him may not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8

And God commends his love to us, because, we being yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Philippians 2:17

But if indeed I am poured out for a sacrifice and an offering for your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice along with you all;

John 10:15

as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father; and I lay down My soul for the sheep.

John 13:34

I give unto a new commandment, That you must love one another with divine love; as I have loved you with divine love, that you must also love one another with divine love:

John 15:12-13

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

Acts 20:28

Take heed to yourselves, and all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost has placed you shepherds, to shepherdise the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.

Ephesians 5:2

and walk about in divine love, as Christ also loved you, and gave himself for you, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet savor.

Titus 2:13

looking for the blessed hope even the appearing of the glory of our great God and our Saviour Christ Jesus;

1 John 2:6

The one saying that he abides in him ought himself so to walk about, as he also did walk about.

1 John 4:9-11

In this the divine love of God has been made manifest in us, because God has sent his only begotten Son into the world that we may live through him.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstbegotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To the one loving us with divine love, and having washed us from our sins in His own blood,

Matthew 20:28

as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His soul a ransom for many.

Romans 16:4

who laid down their neck for my life; and for whom not I alone hut all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks;

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives with divine love, as Christ also loved the church with divine love, and gave himself for her;

Philippians 2:30

because he was nigh unto death on account of the work of Christ, having jeoparded his life, in order that he might fulfill your deficiency of ministry towards me.

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that you have been redeemed from your depraved character transmitted from your ancestors, not by corruptible things, silver or gold,

1 Peter 2:24

who himself has borne our sins in his own body on the wood, in order that we, being made free from sins, may live unto righteousness: by whose stripe you are healed.

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

Revelation 5:9

And they sing a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to receive the book, and to open its seals: because thou wast slain, and didst with thy blood redeem unto God out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;

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