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The Bible in the standard translation


The first letter of John, chapter 4


Faith as the way to life: 4.1-5.12


About the distinction of the spirits

1 John 4.1Dear brothers, do not trust every spirit, but try the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.1 Jn 4,2This is how you recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ came in the flesh is from God.1 John 4,3And any spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. That is the spirit of the Antichrist that you heard was coming. Now he is already in the world.1 Jn 4,4But you, my children, are of God and have conquered them; for He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world.1 John 4,5You are out of the world; therefore they speak as the world speaks, and the world listens to them.1 John 4,6But we are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the spirit of truth and the spirit of error..

The consummation of faith in love

1 John 4,7Dear brothers, let us love one another; for love is from God and everyone who loves comes from God and knows God.1 Jn 4: 8He who does not love has not known God; because God is love.1 John 4,9The love of God was revealed among us through the fact that God sent his only Son into the world that we might live through him.1 John 4:10Love is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as atonement for our sins.1 John 4:11Dear brothers, if God so loved us, we too must love one another.1 John 4:12Nobody has ever seen God; when we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.1 John 4:13From this we recognize that we remain in him and he remains in us: he gave us of his spirit.1 John 4:14We have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.1 John 4:15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he abides in God.1 John 4:16aWe have recognized the love that God has for us and accepted it with faith. God is love, and whoever stays in love stays in God and God stays in him..

Fear and love

1 John 4:17Love is perfected among us in this, that we have confidence on judgment day. Because like him, so are we in this world.1 John 4:18There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives away fear. For fear counts on punishment (,) and whoever is afraid, his love is not perfect.1 Jn 4:19We want to love because he loved us first.1 John 4:20If someone says: I love God! But hates his brother, he is a liar. For whoever does not love his brother whom he sees cannot love God whom he does not see.1 Jn 4:21And we have this command from him: Whoever loves God should also love his brother.