New International Version
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
King James Bible
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
Darby Bible Translation
For this is the message which ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:
World English Bible
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
Young's Literal Translation
because this is the message that ye did hear from the beginning, that we may love one another,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For this is the message - See 1 John 1:5. From the beginning God hath taught men that they should love one another. How essentially necessary this is to the comfort and well-being of man in this state of trial and difficulty, every sensible man must see. All are dependent upon all; all upon each, and each upon all. Mutual love makes this dependence pleasant and doubly profitable. Nothing can be more pleasing to an ingenuous and generous mind than to communicate acts of kindness.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
message. or, commandment.
LibraryThe Purifying Hope
Eversley, 1869. Windsor Castle, 1869. 1 John iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." Let us consider this noble text, and see something, at least, of what it has to tell us. It is, like all God's messages, all God's laws, ay, like God's world in which we live and breathe, …
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so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:11
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
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