1 John 3:16
Good News Translation
This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others!

Contemporary English Version
We know what love is because Jesus gave his life for us. This is why we must give our lives for each other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

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In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

perceive.

1 John 4:9,10 By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him. . . .

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a redemption for many.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.

John 15:13 Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his charity towards us: because when as yet we were sinners according to the time.

Ephesians 5:2,25 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness. . . .

Titus 2:13 Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers:

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit,

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth, who hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new canticle, saying: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book and to open the seals thereof: because thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God, in thy blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation:

and we.

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

1 John 4:11 My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 15:12,13 This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. . . .

Romans 16:4 (Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not I only give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles),

Philippians 2:17,30 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all. . . .

Context
Love One Another
15Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself. 16In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?…
Cross References
John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.

John 15:13
Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Philippians 2:17
Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.

1 Thessalonians 2:8
So desirous of you, we would gladly impart unto you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls: because you were become most dear unto us.

1 John 2:9
He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now.

Additional Translations
By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Hereby we have known love, because he has laid down his life for us; and we ought for the brethren to lay down [our] lives.

Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

By this we perceive the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

We know what love is--through Christ's having laid down His life on our behalf; and in the same way we ought to lay down our lives for our brother men.

By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;
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