1 John 4

Chapter 4

Try the spirits—God is love and dwells in those who love Him.

1 Beloved, believe not every aspirit, but btry the cspirits whether they are of God: because many dfalse prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby aknow ye the bSpirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the cflesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is anot of God: and this is that spirit of bantichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the aworld: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God aheareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby bknow we the cspirit of truth, and the spirit of derror.

7 Beloved, let us alove one another: for blove is of God; and every one that loveth is cborn of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not aknoweth not God; for God is love.

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might alive through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he aloved us, and bsent his Son to be the cpropitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12 aNo man hath bseen God at any time. If we love one another, cGod ddwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13 Hereby know we that we adwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

14 And we have seen and do atestify that the Father bsent the Son to be the cSaviour of the dworld.

15 Whosoever shall aconfess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that adwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he ais, so are we in this world.

18 There is no afear in blove; but perfect clove casteth out fear: because fear hath dtorment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

19 We alove him, because he first loved us.

20 If a man say, I love God, and ahateth his bbrother, he is a cliar: for he that loveth not his dbrother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not eseen?

21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who aloveth God love his brother also.