Parallel Verses

Amplified

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].

New American Standard Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

King James Version

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Holman Bible

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

International Standard Version

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.

A Conservative Version

Beloved, we should love each other. Because love is of God, and every man who loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.

American Standard Version

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

An Understandable Version

Loved ones, we should have love for one another, because love comes from [the very nature of] God, and every person who [continually] loves [others] has been [spiritually] conceived by God [See 2:29; 3:9], and knows [he is in fellowship with] God.

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God: and every one that loves, has been begotten of God, and knows God.

Bible in Basic English

My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.

Common New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.

Darby Translation

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is from God: and every one who loves, has been begotten by God, and knows God.

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another with divine love: because divine love is of God; and the one loving with divine love has been born of God, and knows God.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God, and everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, for charity is of God. Anyone that loves is born of God and knows God.

Julia Smith Translation

Dearly beloved, we should love one another: for love is of God; and every one loving has been born of God, and knows God.

King James 2000

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.

Modern King James verseion

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Dearly beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God. And all that love are born of God, and knoweth God.

Moffatt New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another, for love belongs to God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God;

Montgomery New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loves us a child of God.

NET Bible

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.

New Heart English Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is from God, and every one that loveth hath been born of God, and knoweth God;

Sawyer New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loves has been born of God and knows God.

The Emphasized Bible

Beloved! let us be loving one another; because, love, is, of God, and, whosoever loveth, of God, hath been born, and is getting to understand God:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is from God, and every one who loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friends, let us love one another, because Love comes from God; and every one who loves has received the new Life from God and knows God.

Webster

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is from God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Weymouth New Testament

Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, let us practice loving one another, because love originates with God, and everyone who practices loving is a child of God and knows God by experience.

World English Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.

Worsley New Testament

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is from God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Beloved, may we love one another, because the love is of God, and every one who is loving, of God he hath been begotten, and doth know God;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

let us love
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

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

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

and



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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

is born
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:7

Images 1 John 4:7

Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

6 We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. 8 He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.


Cross References

1 John 4:8

He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

1 John 2:29

If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father's will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [ God].

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

1 John 2:10

Whoever loves his brother [believer] abides (lives) in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin.

1 John 4:12

No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!

1 John 4:20-1

If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [ in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.

Deuteronomy 30:6

And the Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with all your being, that you may live.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Galatians 4:9

Now, however, that you have come to be acquainted with and understand and know [the true] God, or rather to be understood and known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly and worthless elementary things [ of all religions before Christ came], whose slaves you once more want to become?

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

But concerning brotherly love [for all other Christians], you have no need to have anyone write you, for you yourselves have been [personally] taught by God to love one another.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

1 Peter 1:22

Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

1 John 3:10-23

By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).

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