Dear friends, let us love one another,1 for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God2 and knows God.38
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.49
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Sona5 into the world that we might live through him.610
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us7 and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice forb our sins.811
Dear friends,9 since God so loved us,10 we also ought to love one another.1112
No one has ever seen God;12 but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.1313
We know14 that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.1514
And we have seen and testify16 that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.1715
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,18 God lives in him and he in God.1916
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.20 Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.2117
In this way, love is made complete22 among us so that we will have confidence23 on the day of judgment,24 because in this world we are like him.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,25 because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us.2620
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother,27 he is a liar.28 For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen,29 cannot love God, whom he has not seen.3021
And he has given us this command:31 Whoever loves God must also love his brother.32