1 John 4 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Most dear brethren, do not ye believe to each spirit, but prove ye the spirits, if they be of God; for many false prophets went out into the world. 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2 In this thing the Spirit of God is known; each spirit that acknowledgeth that Jesus Christ hath come in flesh, is of God; 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
3 and each spirit that undoeth Jesus, is not of God. And this is antichrist, of whom ye have heard, that he cometh; and right now he is in the world. 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
4 Ye, little sons, be of God, and ye have overcome him; for he that is in you is more, than he that is in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
5 They be of the world, therefore they speak of the world, and the world heareth them. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.
6 We be of God; he that knoweth God, heareth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us. In this thing we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
7 Most dear brethren, love we together, for charity is of God; and each that loveth his brother, is born of God, and knoweth God. 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is charity. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9 In this thing the charity of God appeared in us, for God sent his one begotten Son into the world, that we live by him. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
10 In this thing is charity, not as we had loved God, but for he first loved us, and sent his Son forgiveness for our sins [and sent his Son helping for our sins]. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11 Ye most dear brethren, if God loved us, [and] we owe to love each other. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
12 No man saw ever God; if we love together, God dwelleth in us, and the charity of him is perfect in us. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
13 In this thing we know, that we dwell in him, and he in us; for of his Spirit he gave to us. 13 We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14 And we saw, and witness, that the Father sent his Son Saviour of the world. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
15 Whoever acknowledgeth [Whoever shall acknowledge], that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.
16 And we have known, and believe to the charity, that God hath in us. God is charity, and he that dwelleth in charity, dwelleth in God, and God in him. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
17 In this thing is the perfect charity of God with us [In this thing is the perfect charity of God in us], that we have trust in the day of doom; for as he is, also we be in this world. 17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.
18 Dread is not in charity, but perfect charity putteth out dread [but perfect charity sendeth out dread]; for dread hath pain. But he that dreadeth, is not perfect in charity. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19 Therefore love we God, for he loved us before. [+Therefore love we God, for he before loved us/for he former loved us.] 19 We love because he first loved us.
20 If any man saith, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother, whom he seeth, how may he love God, whom he seeth not? 20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
21 And we have this commandment of God, that he that loveth God, love also his brother. 21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.