12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

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13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.

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

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15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.

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16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

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      17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

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          18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, 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.

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              20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

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                  21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

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