Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 who hates his Brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has Immortal Life within him. 16 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. 17 But, if any one has worldly possessions, and yet looks on while his Brother is in want, and steels his heart against him, how can it be said that the love of God is within him?



Cross References

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that every one who believes in him may not be lost, but have Immortal Life.

Romans 5:8

But God puts his love for us beyond all doubt by the fact that Christ died on our behalf while we were still sinners.

Philippians 2:17

And yet, even if, when your faith is offered as a sacrifice to God, my life-blood must be poured out in addition, still I shall rejoice and share the joy of you all;

John 10:15

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

John 13:34

I give you a new commandment--Love one another; love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:12-13

This is my command--Love one another, as I have loved you.

Acts 20:28

Be watchful over yourselves, and over the whole flock, of which the Holy Spirit has placed you in charge, to shepherd the Church of God, which he won for himself at the cost of his life.

Ephesians 5:2

And live a life of love, following the example of the Christ, who loved you and gave himself for you as 'an offering and a sacrifice to God, that should be fragrant and acceptable.'

Titus 2:13

while we are awaiting our Blessed Hope--the Appearing in glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.

1 John 2:6

He who professes to maintain union with God is himself bound to live as Christ lived.

1 John 4:9-11

The love of God was revealed to us by his sending his only Son into the world, that we might find Life through him.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, ' the faithful Witness, the First-born from the dead, and the Ruler of all the Kings of the earth.' To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his own blood--

Matthew 20:28

Just as the Son of Man came, not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Romans 16:4

Who risked their own lives to save mine. It is not I alone who thank them, but all the Churches among the Gentiles thank them also.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as the Christ loved the Church, and gave himself for her,

Philippians 2:30

For it was owing to his devotion to the Master's work that he was at the point of death, having risked his own life in the effort to supply what was wanting in the help that you sent me.

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that it was not by perishable things, such as silver and gold, that you were Ransomed from the aimless way of living which was handed down to you from your ancestors,

1 Peter 2:24

And he 'himself carried our sins' in his own body to the cross, so that we might die to our sins, and live for righteousness. 'His bruising was your healing.'

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ himself died to atone for sins once for all--the good on behalf of the bad--that he might bring you to God; his body being put to death, but his spirit entering upon new Life.

Revelation 5:9

And they are singing a new song--'Thou art worthy to take the book and break its seals, for thou wast sacrificed, and with thy blood thou didst buy for God men of every tribe, and language, and people, and nation,

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