1 John 4:15-21 NIV

15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,1 God lives in him and he in God.2

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16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.3 Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.4

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      17 In this way, love is made complete5 among us so that we will have confidence6 on the day of judgment,7 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,8 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.9

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              20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother,10 he is a liar.11 For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen,12 cannot love God, whom he has not seen.13

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                  21 And he has given us this command:14 Whoever loves God must also love his brother.15

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