1 John 3:16-18

Love One Another

16 By this we know love, that d he laid down his life for us, and e we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But f if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet g closes his heart against him, h how does God's love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not i love in word or talk but in deed and j in truth.

  1. Cross References
    John 15:13
    Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
  2. Cross References
    Philippians 2:17
    Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
  3. Cross References
    James 2:15 - 16
    If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 15:7
    If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother.
  5. Cross References
    1 John 4:20
    If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
  6. Cross References
    Ezekiel 33:31
    And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with lustful talk in their mouths they act; their heart is set on their gain.
    Ephesians 4:15
    Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
  7. Cross References
    2 John 1:1
    The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth.
    3 John 1:1
    The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
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