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1 John 4:7-16 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows 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 who does not love does not know God; for God is love. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through 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 is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation 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 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
12 No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected 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 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit. 13 We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior 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 confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides 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 So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides 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.