1 John 3:16
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New International Version
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.


New American Standard Bible
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.


International Standard Version
This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.


American Standard Version
Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.


Douay-Rheims 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.


Darby Bible Translation
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.


Young's Literal Translation
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;
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Context
Love One Another

11For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 13Marvel not, my brothers, if the world hate you. 14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death. 15Whoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he stays in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
Cross References
John 10:11
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.


John 15:13
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


Philippians 2:17
Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.


1 Thessalonians 2:8
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear to us.


1 John 2:9
He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.


Treasury of Scripture

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 brothers.

perceive.

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

John 10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 5:2,25 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

and we.

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 15:12,13 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you...

Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

Philippians 2:17,30 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all...

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Behalf Brethren Brother Brothers Christ Christ's Hereby John's Laid Lay Letter Love Ought Perceive
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