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“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
King James Version (KJV)
Hereby perceiue wee the loue of God, because he layd downe his life for vs, and wee ought to lay downe our liues for the brethren.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original 1 John chapter 3
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
- American Standard Version (1901)
In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers.
- Basic English Bible
Hereby we have known love, because *he* has laid down his life for us; and *we* ought for the brethren to lay down [our] lives.
- Darby Bible
In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
- Douay Rheims Bible
By this we perceive the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
- Webster's Bible
We know what love is--through Christ's having laid down His life on our behalf; and in the same way we ought to lay down our lives for our brother men.
- Weymouth Bible
By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
- World English Bible
In this thing we han knowe the charite of God, for he puttide his lijf for vs, and we owen to putte oure lyues for oure britheren.
- Wycliffe Bible
in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;
- Youngs Literal Bible
MockingBird's comment on 2015-09-06 05:20:36:
I also believe that God is saying here that we ought to lay our lives down : take up His cross and follow Jesus : Greater works than these shall ye do : meaning , more of the same : because I go to my Father and yours : His commandments are not greveious :We can do what God says for us to do because He left Holy Spirit within us to help us !!! Praise God !!!
george murray's comment on 2015-02-11 05:27:57:
in this verse is GOD- JESUS
Edwin Jacobs's comment on 2014-11-29 20:28:03:
It 's so awesome that we don 't deserve it but Christ love us so much that He gave His begotten Son so whoso ever believeth shall not perish but shal have everlasting life.
Olabode's comment on 2014-06-10 00:32:23:
Jesus love me soo much that was why he laid down his life for me. So, he is expecting me also to lay down my life for my brothers and sisters in Christ.
sue's comment on 2014-06-09 06:07:15:
we barely can comprehend this kind of love for us. to lay down ones life for a child ,yes .for a true brother or sister could I really do that?only if I know where im going .I have true love and is their life more needful?on the other hand maby to die for one so they wont wake in hell
MockingBird's comment on 2014-06-09 02:38:20:
I know by experience and observation that Jesus laid down His life for me that I may have eternal life. Therefore as I have experienced this and know then I ought to lay down my life for my brothers sisters that are in the Lord that are in need of help and forgiveness if I have been done ought by them. Praise God.
jospeh's comment on 2013-09-26 00:17:04:
i feel this passage is backed by john 15:13 and as a reminder but to also deny ourselves for our loved ones which is includes the enemy as we are not partial in love nor giving or protection.
waheed rafiu adelani's comment on 2013-07-30 22:43:41:
This case is in two parts, the first part is jesus lay down his live on the cross of calvary for christians.
The second part is for christians which is yet to be fulfilled, that is they ought to lay down their lives to others too on the cross.
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