1 John 4:6-16 NIV

6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.1 This is how we recognize the Spirita of truth2 and the spirit of falsehood.3

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    • a 4:6 - Or "spirit"

      God's Love and Ours

      7 Dear friends, let us love one another,4 for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God5 and knows God.6

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      8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.7

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        • 19 4:8 - ver 7,16
          9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Sonb8 into the world that we might live through him.9

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            • b 4:9 - Or "his only begotten Son"
              10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us10 and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice forc our sins.11

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                • c 4:10 - Or "as the one who would turn aside his wrath, taking away"
                  11 Dear friends,12 since God so loved us,13 we also ought to love one another.14

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                  12 No one has ever seen God;15 but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.16

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                  13 We know17 that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.18

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                  14 And we have seen and testify19 that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.20

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                  15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,21 God lives in him and he in God.22

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                  16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.23 Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.24

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