1 John 4:10
Modern Translations
New International Version
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

New Living Translation
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

English Standard Version
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Berean Study Bible
And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

New American Standard Bible
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

NASB 1995
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

NASB 1977
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Amplified Bible
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath].

Christian Standard Bible
Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Contemporary English Version
Real love isn't our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven.

Good News Translation
This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the payment for our sins.

International Standard Version
This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

NET Bible
In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

New King James Version
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

King James 2000 Bible
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

New Heart English Bible
In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

World English Bible
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

American King James Version
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

American Standard Version
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

A Faithful Version
In this act is the love--not that we loved God; rather, that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Darby Bible Translation
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.

English Revised Version
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Herein is that loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his Sonne to be a reconciliation for our sinnes.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Herein is loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his sonne to be the agreement for our sinnes.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Herein is loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his sonne to make agremet for oure synnes.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Herin is love not that we loved god but that he loved vs and sent his sonne to make agrement for oure sinnes.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
in this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son [as] the propitiation for our sins.

Berean Literal Bible
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son as a propitiation for our sins.

Young's Literal Translation
in this is the love, not that we loved God, but that He did love us, and did send His Son a propitiation for our sins.

Smith's Literal Translation
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.

Literal Emphasis Translation
In this is love, not that we loved God, but rather that He loved us and sent His Son, as a propitiation for our sins.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

Catholic Public Domain Version
In this is love: not as if we had loved God, but that he first loved us, and so he sent his Son as a propitiation for our sins.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this is love: it was not that we loved God, but he has loved us, and he sent us his Son, the atonement for the sake of our sins.

Lamsa Bible
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that God loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
In this is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.

Godbey New Testament
In him is divine love, not because we loved God with divine love, but because he loved us with divine love, and sent his Son an expiation for our sins.

Haweis New Testament
Herein is love, not that we have loved God, but that he hath loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiatory sacrifice for our sins.

Mace New Testament
and what heightens his love, was this, that it was not we who first loved God, but it was he that first loved us, and sent his son to expiate our sins.

Weymouth New Testament
This is love indeed--we did not love God, but He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Worrell New Testament
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son, to be a propitiation for our sins.

Worsley New Testament
Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.








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