New American Standard Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
King James Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
World English Bible
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, if thus did God love us, we also ought one another to love;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another -
(1) Because he is so much exalted above us, and if he has loved those who were so inferior and so unworthy, we ought to love those who are on a level with us;
(2) because it is only in this way that we can show that we have his Spirit; and,
(3) because it is the nature of love to seek the happiness of all. There are much stronger reasons why we should love one another than there were why God should love us; and unless we do this, we can have no evidence that we are his children.
LibraryChrist's Mission the Revelation of God's Love
'Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.'--1 John iv. 10. This is the second of a pair of twin verses which deal with substantially the same subject under two slightly different aspects. The thought common to both is that Christ's mission is the great revelation of God's love. But in the preceding verse the point on which stress is laid is the manifestation of that love, and in our text the point mainly brought out is its …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
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1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
2 John 1:5
Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
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