Verses to review today: 1 John 3:19-4:6
New Verse: 1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. (ESV)
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. (KJV)
Greek: Ἀγαπητοί, ἀγαπῶμεν ἀλλήλους, ὅτι ἡ ἀγάπη ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστιν, καὶ πᾶς ὁ ἀγαπῶν ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ γεγέννηται καὶ γινώσκει τὸν θεόν.
Transliterated Greek: Agapētoi, agapōmen allēlous, hoti hē agapē ek tou theou estin, kai pas ho agapōn ek tou theou gegennētai kai ginōskei ton theon.
Literal Word for Word Translation: Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been brought forth by God and knows God.
Commentary: John 3 discusses being born again. It is by the Holy Spirit that one is born again. And of course if we are born of the Spirit, then we are children of God and we love one another (1 Jn 3:11, 24). Our love for one another is the validation of our being born again of God. For no one can truly love as God loves unless God abides in him.