Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.