Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 manslayer: and ye know that no man-slayer has eternal life remaining in him. 16 In this have we known love, for he set his soul for us: and we ought to set the souls for the brethren. 17 And whoever has the life of the world, and sees his brother having need, and should shut up his bowels from him, how remains the love of God in him?



Cross References

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that every one believing in him perish not, but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8

And God recommends his own love to us, that we yet being sinful, Christ died for us.

Philippians 2:17

But if also I am poured out upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice together with you all.

John 10:15

As the Father knows me, I also know the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 13:34

A new command give I to you, That ye love one another: as I loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 15:12-13

This is my command, That ye love one another, as I loved you.

Acts 20:28

Attend therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit set you inspectors, to feed the church of God, which he acquired by his own blood.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk ye in love, as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us a gift and sacrifice to God for a smell of sweet odor.

Titus 2:13

Expecting the blessed hope, and apppearance of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

1 John 2:6

He saying he remains in him ought, as he walked about, so also he to walk about.

1 John 4:9-11

In this was the love of God manifested in us, that God has sent his only born Son into the world, that we might live by him.

Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the chief of the kings of the earth. To him having loved us, and washed us from our sins in his 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 for my soul have laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the nations.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your own wives, as also Christ loved the church, and delivered himself up for it;

Philippians 2:30

Because for the work of Christ he drew near to death, having exposed the soul to danger, that he might fill up your want of service to me.

1 Peter 1:18

Knowing that not with corruptible things, silver and gold, were ye redeemed from your vain mode of life transmitted from your fathers

1 Peter 2:24

Who himself bear up our sins in his body upon the wood, that we, removed from sins, should live to justice: by whose bloody mark ye were healed.

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just one for the unjust, that he might bring us near to God, truly put to death in the flesh, and made alive by the Spirit:

Revelation 5:9

And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open its seals: for thou wert slain, and didst purchase us to God by thy blood from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;

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