1 John 4:16-17

16 1We have come to know and have believed the love which God has 2for us. 3God is love, and the one who 4abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
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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1 John 4:16-17 In-Context

14 We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the 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.
16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
19 We love, because He first loved us.

Cross References 8

  • 1. John 6:69
  • 2. John 9:3; 1 John 4:9
  • 3. 1 John 4:7, 8
  • 4. 1 John 4:12
  • 5. 1 John 2:5; 1 John 4:12
  • 6. 1 John 2:28
  • 7. Matthew 10:15
  • 8. John 17:22; 1 John 2:6; 1 John 3:1, 7, 16

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