1 John 4:16 CSB

16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.

Study tools for 1 John 4:16

  • a 4:2 - Or confesses Jesus to be the Christ come in the flesh
  • b 4:3 - Other mss read confess that Jesus has come in the flesh
  • c 4:9 - Or revealed in us
  • d 4:10 - Or a
  • e 4:10 - The word propitiation has to do with the removal of divine wrath. Jesus' death is the means that turns God's wrath from the sinner; see 2 Co 5:21.
  • f 4:12 - Since God is an infinite being, no one can see Him in His absolute essential nature; see Ex 33:18-23.
  • g 4:12 - Or remains among
  • h 4:15 - Or acknowledges
  • i 4:18 - Or fear has its own punishment or torment
  • j 4:19 - Other mss add Him
  • k 4:20 - Other mss read seen, how is he able to love . . . seen? (as a question)