1 John 4:12-21 NIV

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

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13 We know3 that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.4

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14 And we have seen and testify5 that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.6

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15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,7 God lives in him and he in God.8

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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

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      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.

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          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.

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          19 We love because he first loved us.15

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              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

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                  21 And he has given us this command:20 Whoever loves God must also love his brother.21

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