1 John 4:21

21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

Read 1 John 4:21 Using Other Translations

And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.

What does 1 John 4:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 John 4:21

And this commandment have we from him
Either "from God", as the Alexandrian copy and the Vulgate Latin version read; and that to love the brethren is a commandment of God, is clear from ( 1 John 3:23 ) ; or from Christ, for it is also a command of his, even his new commandment, which he has given, and his people have received from him:

that he who loveth God, love his brother also;
see ( John 13:34 ) ( John 15:12 John 15:17 ) ; which is an argument persuading to attend to the one as well as to the other; for the same command that requires the one, requires the other: and he that transgresses it in one case, is a transgressor of it, as well as in the other.

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