1 John 3:16

16 By this we know love, that 1he laid down his life for us, and 2we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

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1 John 3:16 In-Context

14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?
18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. See John 15:13
  • 2. [Philippians 2:17]
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