1 John 4:19-21 NLT

19 We love each othera because he loved us first.

References for 1 John 4:19

    • 4:19 - Greek We love. Other manuscripts read We love God; still others read We love him.
      20 If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer,b that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?

      References for 1 John 4:20

        • 4:20 - Greek hates his brother.
          21 And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.c

          References for 1 John 4:21

            • 4:21 - Greek The one who loves God must also love his brother.