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7 Beloved, jlet us love one another, for love is from God, and kwhoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

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1 John 4:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

1 John 4:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

1 John 4:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

7 Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has become God’s child and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

1 John 4:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

7 Beloved, let us love one another; because love is of God, and every one that loves has been begotten of God, and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

7 Dear friends, we must love each other because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born again because of what God has done. That person knows God.

1 John 4:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

7 Beloved, let us loveoneanother, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knowsGod.


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John 4:7-26

New International Version

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”(A)(His disciples had gone into the town(B) to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan(C) woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”(D)

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well(E) and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.(F) Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water(G) welling up to eternal life.”(H)

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty(I) and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

17 “I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband.18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.(J)20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain,(K) but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”(L)

21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming(M) when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.(N)22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know;(O) we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.(P)23 Yet a time is coming and has now come(Q) when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit(R) and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.24 God is spirit,(S) and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ)(T) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”(U)

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John 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

John 4:7, NIV: "When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, 'Will you give me a drink?'"

John 4:7, ESV: "A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”"

John 4:7, KJV: "There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink."

John 4:7, NASB: "A woman of Samaria *came to draw water. Jesus *said to her, 'Give Me a drink.'"

John 4:7, NLT: "Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, 'Please give me a drink.'"

John 4:7, CSB: "A woman of Samaria came to draw water. "Give me a drink," Jesus said to her,"

Sours: https://www.bibleref.com/John/4/John-4-7.html
Beloved let us love, based on 1 John chapter 4 verse 7

John 4:7

John 4:7

There cometh a woman of Samaria
Or "out of Samaria"; not out of the city of Samaria, but out of the country of Samaria; out of Sychar, a city of Samaria: her coming was not by chance, but by the providence of God, and agreeably to his purpose, who orders all things according to the counsel of his will; and it is an amazing instance of grace, that a woman, a Samaritan woman, a lewd and infamous one, should be a chosen vessel of salvation, should be the object of divine favour, and be effectually called by the grace of God; when so many wise, learned, and religious men in Judea, were passed by; and not only so, but she was the happy means of conveying the knowledge of the Saviour to many of her neighbours: she came, indeed,

to draw water;
for her present temporal use and service; she little thought of meeting at Jacob's well, with Christ the fountain of gardens, and well of living water; she came for natural water, having no notion of water in a spiritual sense: or of carrying back with her the water of life, even a well of it, springing up to everlasting life:

Jesus saith unto her, give me to drink;
that is, water to drink, out of the pot or pitcher, she brought with her, for he was athirst; which is another proof of the truth of his human nature, and of his taking it, with the sinless infirmities of it: though indeed this request was made, to introduce a discourse with the woman, he having a more violent thirst, and a stronger desire, after the welfare of her immortal soul.

Sours: https://www.biblestudytools.com/john/4-7.html

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We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:7-21)

Hello, welcome back to another blog post on 1 John! Today, we’ll be taking a look at 1 John 4:7-21. As always, be sure to read over the text beforehand or follow along as we go. If you are new here, this is actually the ninth post in the series, so if you’re interested in reading about what we’ve covered and learned so far…feel free to check the previous posts here. 

Today’s passage is all about love. The first couple of things that probably pop into your mind when you hear “love” likely involve romance, dating, marriage, etc. (I know it did for me! OK, that was a joke, please laugh.) But today, we will be talking about a love that is much greater, much stronger, and much more powerful than any love we could possibly conjure up. And the answer to “What kind of love is that?” God. (Get it because God is love, so God’s love, hahaha…I’ll stop, you won’t be seeing any more of these for the remainder of this post). 

The text today explores the scope of God’s love and the implications of it: how that love was presented to us, how it was displayed in Jesus Christ, and how that love transforms and changes us.

A short warning: for the organizational purposes of exploring these three topics, the verses referenced in this post might be a bit out of order, so just be wary of that.

1 John 4:7-21

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.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

How God’s love is presented to us

The first thing I wanted to take a look at today is how the text answers the question of “How is/was God’s love presented to us?” There are two verses in particular that sort of address that question today:

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 4:10)

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

What is so special about these two verses? They both show the initiative of God. Who loved first? God loved first. This isn’t meant to be a dive into predestination or whatever, but to really take a look at the initiative that God takes in his love. And it’s significant, because it shows that God is not passive. He doesn’t just sit back and leave us alone to figure this sin problem out, but rather, he takes and is taking an active role in the redemption of his people. Let’s think back to the first couple of the books of the Bible and recall some of the events and characters there.

Noah and the ark. Who initiates there? It was God.

Abraham and his covenant. Who initiates there? Again, it was God.

Moses and the burning bush. Who initiates there? Once again, God. 

And once we realize this pattern in the Old Testament of God initiating and taking an active role, we can recognize that it doesn’t end there. As we keep flipping through the pages, God’s active role continues in the sweep towards the sacrificial work of Jesus on the cross.

How God’s love was displayed through Christ Jesus

And now, with God’s initiative in mind, let’s head into the second topic. We are able to really appreciate how God displays his love through Jesus. Let’s take a look at the text:

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 4:9-10)

How was God’s love displayed and made known to us? Through the death through which Jesus paid, and in return, the life that was given to us. His atoning death has led to the forgiveness of our sin. But what makes that love so grand and almost baffling? It’s that God is not obligated to send Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, he doesn’t have to do it, but he does willingly. He takes the initiative and loves first, even if it is for a people that do not––and may not––love him back.

God’s love transforms and changes us

The last thing I wanted to take a look at regarding this passage is how God’s love transforms and changes us. At the beginning of this post, I mentioned how powerful God’s love is, and this entire passage really brings that into focus:

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:11-12)

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:17-18)

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (1 John 4:20-21).

Again, God’s love is not a passive love. And in that same way, God’s love does not act passively in us. It drives us, it transforms, and it changes us. It drives us to love one another (v.11), to care for our brothers and sisters (vv. 20-21), gives us confidence towards God even in judgement (vv. 17-18), and transforms us to be more like Christ (v. 17). If God was willing to take the initiative to love and sacrifice Christ for these people, then surely I can go out of my way to love them as well. 

God’s love does not act passively in us. It drives us, it transforms, and it changes us.

With a better understanding today of how God takes initiative in his love, how can we, today, take initiative in our love? What does it look like to take initiative to love a friend in a mental health crisis? A hard-to-talk-to neighbour? A family member with different political views? Maybe it’s something small, like asking and then listening well to how someone’s been doing. Or maybe it’s something a bit bigger, like apologizing to a brother or sister, asking for forgiveness for our mistakes. Regardless, we do not love because it’s something we have to do, or because we are obligated, but because God’s love drives us to do it. If we follow Jesus, we serve a God who decided to take initiative to give his one and only Son as a ransom in exchange for many. And that should change us, and transform us, to take some initiative of our own. 

Thank you for reading, and hope to see you again for our next and final post on 1 John! 

See all posts in Jason’s 1 John Series

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1 John 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 John 4:7, NIV: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

1 John 4:7, ESV: "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God."

1 John 4:7, KJV: "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."

1 John 4:7, NASB: "Beloved, let’s love one another; for love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

1 John 4:7, NLT: "Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God."

1 John 4:7, CSB: "Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

Sours: https://www.bibleref.com/1-John/4/1-John-4-7.html

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John 4
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The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John,
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although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
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When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
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Now he had to go through Samaria.
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So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
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Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
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When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
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(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
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The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[1] )
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Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."
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"Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
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Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?"
13
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
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but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
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The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water."
16
He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back."
17
"I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband.
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The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true."
19
"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
20
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."
21
Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
22
You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
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God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
25
The woman said, "I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
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Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."
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Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, "What do you want?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
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Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
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"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ[2] ?"
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They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
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Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something."
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But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
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Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"
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"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
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Do you not say, `Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
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Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
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Thus the saying `One sows and another reaps' is true.
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I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."
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Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
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So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
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And because of his words many more became believers.
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They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."
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After the two days he left for Galilee.
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(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
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When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there.
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Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.
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When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
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"Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
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The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
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Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
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While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
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When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour."
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Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he and all his household believed.
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This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.
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