Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.