1 John 4:7-11 NIV

God's Love and Ours

7 Dear friends, let us love one another,1 for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God2 and knows God.3

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8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.4

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    • 19 4:8 - ver 7,16
      9 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.6

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        • b 4:9 - Or "his only begotten Son"
          10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us7 and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice forb our sins.8

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            • c 4:10 - Or "as the one who would turn aside his wrath, taking away"
              11 Dear friends,9 since God so loved us,10 we also ought to love one another.11

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