7 [a]Beloved, let us love one another: [b]for love cometh of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God, [c]for God is [d]love.
9 Herein was that love of God made manifest amongst us, because God sent that his only begotten Son into this world, that we might live through him.
1 John 4:7He returneth to the commending of brotherly love and charity.
1 John 4:7The first reason: Because it is a very divine thing: and therefore very meet for the sons of God: so that whosoever is void of it, cannot be said to know God aright.
1 John 4:8A confirmation: For it is the nature of God to love men, whereof we have a most manifest proof above all others: in that that of his only free and infinite goodwill towards us his enemies, he delivered unto death not a common man, but his own Son, yea, his only begotten Son, to the end that we being reconciled through his blood, might be made partakers of his everlasting glory.
1 John 4:8In that he called God, Love he saith more than if he had said that he loveth us infinitely.
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