Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath].

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.

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.

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 In this was the charity of God demonstrated in us, in that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 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. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.


Cross References

1 John 2:2

and he is the reconciliation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 Peter 3:18

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

1 John 3:1

Behold, what charity the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world does not know us, because it does not know him.

1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us.

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

Not because ye were more than the other peoples has the LORD desired you and chosen you; for ye were the fewest of all the peoples;

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city to finish the prevarication and to conclude the sin and to make reconciliation for iniquity and to bring in everlasting righteousness and seal the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies.

John 3:16

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

John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it unto you.

Romans 3:25-26

whom God purposed for reconciliation through faith in his blood for the manifestation of his righteousness, for the remission of sins that are past, by the patience of God,

Romans 5:8-10

But God increased the price of his charity toward us in that while we were yet sinners the Christ died for us.

Romans 8:29-30

For unto those whom he knew beforehand, he also marked out beforehand the way that they might be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

for certainly God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them and having placed in us the word of reconciliation.

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great charity with which he loved us,

Titus 3:3-5

For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

1 Peter 2:24

he himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose wound ye were healed.

1 John 4:8-9

He that does not love does not know God, for God is charity.

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