1 JohnChapter 4


1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of :God; because many false prophets are Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of :God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of :God: 3 and every spirit that confesseth not :Jesus is not of :God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and is now in the world already. 4 YE are of :God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is the one in you than the one in the world. 5 THEY are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 WE are of :God: who knoweth :God heareth us; who is not of :God heareth us not. From this we know the spirit of :truth, and the spirit of :error.

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for :love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of :God, and knoweth :God. 8 Who loveth not knoweth not :God; for :God is love. 9 Herein was the love of :God manifested in us, that :God hath sent his :only begotten :Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 Herein is :love, not that WE have loved :God, but that HE loved us, and sent his :Son as propitiation for our :sins. 11 Beloved, if :God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one hath ever beheld God: if we love one another, :God abideth in us, and his :love is perfected in us: 13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his :Spirit. 14 And we have beheld and witness that the Father hath sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoso shall confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of :God, :God abideth in him, and he in :God. 16 And WE know and have believed the love which God hath in us. :God is love; and who abideth in :love abideth in :God, and :God abideth in him. 17 Herein is :love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of :judgment; because as HE is, even so are WE in this :world. 18 No fear is in :love: but :perfect love casteth out the fear, because the fear hath punishment; and who feareth is not perfected in :love. 19 WE love, because HE first loved us. 20 If one say that I love :God, and hateth his :brother, he is a liar: for who loveth not his :brother whom he hath seen, cannot love :God whom he hath not seen. 21 And this :commandment we have from him, that who loveth :God love his :brother also.