Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

New American Standard Bible

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

King James Version

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

International Standard Version

This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

A Conservative Version

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son, an atonement for our sins.

American Standard Version

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Amplified

In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.

An Understandable Version

Here is [the essence of] love: [It is] not that we loved God [first], but that He loved us [See Rom. 5:6-8] and sent His Son to be a "covering over" [i.e., atonement, 2:2] for our sins.

Anderson New Testament

In this is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.

Bible in Basic English

And this is love, not that we had love for God, but that he had love for us, and sent his Son to be an offering for our sins.

Common New Testament

In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and what heightens his love, was this, that it was not we who first loved God, but it was he that first loved us, and sent his son to expiate our sins.

Darby Translation

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent forth his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

Godbey New Testament

In him is divine love, not because we loved God with divine love, but because he loved us with divine love, and sent his Son an expiation for our sins.

Goodspeed New Testament

The love consists not in our having loved God, but in his loving us and sending his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

John Wesley New Testament

Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son, a propitiation for our sins.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins.

Julia Smith Translation

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.

King James 2000

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son [to be the] propitiation for our sins.

Modern King James verseion

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation concerning our sins.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to make a satisfaction for our sins.

Moffatt New Testament

Love lies in this, not in our love for him but in his love for us ??in the sending of his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Montgomery New Testament

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

NET Bible

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

New Heart English Bible

In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Noyes New Testament

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

Sawyer New Testament

In this is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.

The Emphasized Bible

Herein, is love: not that, we, have loved God, but that, he, loved us, and sent forth his Son, as a propitiation concerning our sins.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Herein is love, not that we have loved God, but that he hath loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiatory sacrifice for our sins.

Twentieth Century New Testament

His love is seen in this--not in our having loved God, but in his loving us and sending his Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Webster

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Weymouth New Testament

This is love indeed--we did not love God, but He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Williams New Testament

In this way is seen the true love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

World English Bible

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Worrell New Testament

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son, to be a propitiation for our sins.

Worsley New Testament

Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

Youngs Literal Translation

in this is the love, not that we loved God, but that He did love us, and did send His Son a propitiation for our sins.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764
Usage: 764

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

ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92
Usage: 92

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

he

Usage: 0

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

and

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

ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

his

Usage: 0

Son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

to be the propitiation
ἱλασμός 
Hilasmos 
Usage: 2

for
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:10

Images 1 John 4:10

Prayers for 1 John 4:10

Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.


Cross References

1 John 2:2

He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

1 John 3:1

1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.

1 John 4:19

We love because He first loved us.

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

“The Lord was devoted to you and chose you, not because you were more numerous than all peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are decreed
about your people and your holy city—
to bring the rebellion to an end,
to put a stop to sin,
to wipe away iniquity,
to bring in everlasting righteousness,
to seal up vision and prophecy,
and to anoint the most holy place.

John 3:16

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

Romans 3:25-26

God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.

Romans 5:8-10

But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!

Romans 8:29-30

For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us,

Titus 3:3-5

For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.

1 Peter 2:24

He Himself bore our sins
in His body on the tree,
so that, having died to sins,
we might live for righteousness;
you have been healed by His wounds.

1 John 4:8-9

The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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