New Living Translation
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
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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LibraryMay the Sixth the Perfecting of Love
"Herein is our love made perfect." --1 JOHN iv. 11-21. How? By dwelling in God and God in us. Love is not a manufacture; it is a fruit. It is not born of certain works; it springs out of certain relations. It does not come from doing something; it comes from living with Somebody. "Abide in Me." That is how love is born, for "love is of God, and God is love." How many people are striving who are not abiding. They live in a manufactory, they do not live in a home. They are trying to make something …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A Psalm of Remembrance
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment--to love one another--is the same message you heard before.
1 John 3:11
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.
2 John 1:5
I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning.
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