11Beloved, do not believeevery2spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because3manyfalseprophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: 4everyspirit that 5confesses that 6JesusChrist has come in the flesh is from God;
and everyspirit that 7does not confessJesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the 8antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and 9now it is already in the world.
You are from God, 10littlechildren, and 11have overcome them; because12greater is He who is in you than13he who is in the world.
514They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the worldlistens to them.
615We are from God; 16he who knowsGodlistens to us; 17he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know18the spirit of truth and 19the spirit of error.
720Beloved, let us 21loveoneanother, for love is from God; and 22everyone who loves is a23born of God and 24knowsGod.
The one who does not love does not knowGod, for 25God is love.
By this the love of God was manifestedb26in us, that 27God has sent His conlybegottenSon into the worldso that we might livethrough Him.
In this is love, 28not that we lovedGod, but that 29He loved us and sent His Son to be 30the propitiation for our sins.
1131Beloved, ifGodsoloved us, 32we alsoought to loveoneanother.
1233Noone has seenGod at anytime; if we loveoneanother, Godabides in us, and His 34love is perfected in us.
1335By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
We have seen and 36testify that the Father has 37sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
1538Whoeverconfesses that 39Jesus is the Son of God, God40abides in him, and he in God.
1641We have come to know and have believed the lovewhichGodhasd42for us. 43God is love, and the one who 44abides in loveabides in God, and Godabides in him.
By this, 45love is perfected with us, so that we may have46confidence in 47the day of judgment; because48as He is, so also are we in thisworld.
There is nofear in love; but 49perfectlovecasts out fear, becausefeareinvolvespunishment, and the one who fears is not 50perfected in love.
1951We love, because He firstloved us.
2052Ifsomeonesays, "I loveGod," and 53hates his brother, he is a 54liar; for 55the one who does not love his brotherwhom he has seen, 56cannotloveGodwhom he has not seen.
And 57thiscommandment we have from Him, that the one who lovesGod58should love his brotheralso.