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1 John 4:21

    1 John 4:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And this is the word which we have from him, that he who has love for God is to have the same love for his brother.

    Webster's Revision

    And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

    World English Bible

    This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 4:21

    This commandment have we - We should love one another, and love our neighbor as ourselves. The love of God and the love of man can never be separated; he who loves God will love his brother; he who loves his brother gives this proof that he loves God, because he loves with a measure of that love which, in its infinitude, dwells in God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 4:21

    And this commandment have we from him - That is, the command to love a brother is as obligatory as that to love God. If one is obeyed, the other ought to be also; if a man feels that one is binding on him, he should feel that the other is also; and he can never have evidence that he is a true Christian, unless he manifests love to his brethren as well as love to God. See the notes at James 2:10.

    That he who loveth God love his brother also - See the notes at John 13:34-35. Compare John 15:12, John 15:17.