1 John 4:9-10

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
ESV
9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
NLT
9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
MSG
9 This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him.
CSB
9 God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

1 John 4:9-10 In-Context

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Cross References 4

  • 1. John 1:18
  • 2. John 3:16,17; 1 John 5:11
  • 3. Romans 5:8,10
  • 4. S Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2
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