New International Version
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
King James Bible
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Darby Bible Translation
Herein as to us has been manifested the love of God, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
World English Bible
By this God's love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Young's Literal Translation
In this was manifested the love of God in us, because His Son -- the only begotten -- hath God sent to the world, that we may live through him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In this was manifested the love of God - The mission of Jesus Christ was the fullest proof that God could give, or that man could receive, of his infinite love to the world.
That we might live through him - The whole world was sentenced to death because of sin; and every individual was dead in trespasses and sins; and Jesus came to die in the stead of the world, and to quicken every believer, that all might live to him who died for them and rose again. This is another strong allusion to John 3:16 : God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life; where the reader is requested to see the note on John 3:16.
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FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Eversley. Chester Cathedral, 1872. 1 John iv. 16, 21. "God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. . . . And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also." This is the first Sunday after Trinity. On it the Church begins to teach us morals,--that is, how to live a good life; and therefore she begins by teaching us the foundation of all morals,--which is love,--love to God and love to man. But which …
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"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin; but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak Though the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son,"
Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you love--Isaac--and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you."
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
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