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1 John 4:12-21 (New International Version)

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12 No one has ever seen God;1 but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.2 13 We know3 that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.4 14 And we have seen and testify5 that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.6 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,7 God lives in him and he in God.8 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.9 Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.10 17 In this way, love is made complete11 among us so that we will have confidence12 on the day of judgment,13 because in this world we are like him. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,14 because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us.15 20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother,16 he is a liar.17 For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen,18 cannot love God, whom he has not seen.19 21 And he has given us this command:20 Whoever loves God must also love his brother.21
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