Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 John 4:11
- If God so loved us (ei outwv o teov hgaphsen hmav).
- Condition of first class with ei and the first aorist active indicative. As in John 3:16, so here outwv emphasises the manifestation of God's love both in its manner and in its extent (Romans 8:32).
- Ought (opeilomen).
- As in 1 John 2:6. Noblesse oblige. "Keep on loving," (agapain) as in 3:11.