Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 The love of God was revealed to us by his sending his only Son into the world, that we might find Life through him. 10 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. 11 Dear friends, since God loved us thus, we, surely, ought to love one another.


Cross References

1 John 2:2

and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but for those of the whole world besides.

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.

1 John 3:1

Think what love the Father has shown us in allowing us to be called 'Children of God'; as indeed we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it has not learned to know him.

1 John 4:19

We love, because God first loved us.

1 John 4:19-8

We love, because God first loved us.

1 John 4:19

We love, because God first loved us.

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.

John 15:16

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you, and I appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that should remain, so that the Father might grant you whatever you ask in my Name.

Romans 3:25-26

For God set him before the world, to be, by the shedding of his blood, a means of reconciliation through faith. And this God did to prove his righteousness, and because, in his forbearance, he had passed over the sins that men had previously committed;

Romans 5:8-10

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

Romans 8:29-30

For those whom God chose from the first he also destined from the first to be transformed into likeness to his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest among many Brothers.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

To proclaim that God, in Christ, was reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning men's offenses against them, and that he had entrusted us with the Message of this reconciliation.

Ephesians 2:4-5

Yet God, in his abundant compassion, and because of the great love with which he loved us,

Titus 3:3-5

There was, you remember, a time when we ourselves were foolish, disobedient, misled, slaves to all kinds of passions and vices, living in a spirit of malice and envy, detested ourselves and hating one another.

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 John 4:8-9

He who does not love has not learned to know God; for God is Love.

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