1 John 4:16-19 NAS

16 1We have come to know and have believed the love which God has a2for us. 3God is love, and the one who 4abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

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17 By this, 5love is perfected with us, so that we may have 6confidence in 7the day of judgment; because 8as He is, so also are we in this world.

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18 There is no fear in love; but 9perfect love casts out fear, because fear binvolves punishment, and the one who fears is not 10perfected in love.

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19 11We love, because He first loved us.

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