1 John 3:16

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
New King James Version

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
New American Standard Bible

We know love by this, that He laid down His love for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
New International Version

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
The Amplified Bible

By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [in Him].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

In this we have come to know by experience the aforementioned love, because that One on behalf of us laid down His soul. And, as for us, we have a moral obligation on behalf of our brethren to lay down our souls.
Phillips’ Modern English

We know what love is because Christ laid down His life for us. We must in turn lay down our lives for our brothers.
Williams’ Language of the People

We know what love is from the fact that He laid down His life for us; and so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
 
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Unless we lay our lives down for our brothers and sisters,
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  2. 2. Dealing With the Impoverished; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard How we view the “poor” affects how we interact with them.

  3. 6. Do What They Need; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard Something which should be obvious (but often isn’t) is that vicarious giving (charity, random acts of kindness, etc.) has robbed us of our need and responsibility to give to the poor what they need.

  4. Financial Scams; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard One of mammon’s more effective and therefore more dangerous deceptions has been to get people to think vicarious charity is the same thing as Christ’s agape love.

  5. Friends of the King - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) When a king of a realm gives a command and it is disobeyed, the crime against the king is called treason and betrayal – and the penalty is almost certain to be death.

  6. 7. Going to the Source; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard God sees things as they truly are - light or dark, truth or error, spirit or flesh, life or death, love or selfishness. One reason He has no trouble distinguishing between these things is that He is the one and He is not the other.

  7. The King’s Return - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) When the King returns, what will He expect us to have done for Him?

  8. 3. More Than Words; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

  9. The Narrow Road; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard If we would remain on the narrow road that leads to life, we must love our brothers in Christ.

  10. The Nature of Love - Neil Girrard What love is and is not.

  11. One Hundred and Seven Theses - Steve Camp Christianity today is increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than the Spirit of Christ. We call ourselves to repent of this sin and to recover the historic Christian faith in the arts again.

  12. The Pillar of Truth - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) We, the people of Christ, are to stand for and uphold God’s absolute standards of truth.

  13. So You Think You’re a Christian; Neil Girrard What it means to be “saved.”

  14. Teachings of the Spirit - Neil Girrard It is most important that the Holy Spirit, and not some man, be our real teacher. Here’s why.

  15. The Test of Obedience - Neil Girrard Our obedience to Christ’s commands is still a requirement to attain to eternal salvation.

  16. Treasures - Neil Girrard Do we really know what our treasures really are?

  17. What Do You Seek? - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Most people who are confronted with this question at least know that they want, even need, an answer in life. But where do we look?
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