1 John 4

4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of ; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

4:2 By this you know the Spirit of : Every spirit that confesses that the Messiah has come in the flesh is of ,

4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that the Messiah has come in the flesh is not of . And this is the spirit of the AntiMessiah, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

4:4 You are of , little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

4:5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

4:6 We are of . He who knows hears us; he who is not of does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of ; and everyone who loves is born of and knows .

4:8 He who does not love does not know , for is love.

4:9 In this the love of was manifested toward us, that has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

4:10 In this is love, not that we loved , but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

4:11 Beloved, if so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

4:12 No one has seen at any time. If we love one another, abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

4:13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

4:15 Whoever confesses that is the Son of , abides in him, and he in .

4:16 And we have known and believed the love that has for us. is love, and he who abides in love abides in , and in him.

4:17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.

4:20 If someone says, "I love ," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love whom he has not seen?

4:21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves must love his brother also.