John Chapter 4
1 Belovedbelieve not every spiritbut try the spirits whetherthey are of Godbecause many false prophets are gone out intothe world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of GodEvery spirit that confesseththat Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is comein the flesh is not of Godand this is that spirit ofantichristwhereof ye have heard that it should comeandeven now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of Godlittle childrenand have overcome them because greater is he that is in youthan he that is in theworld.
5 They are of the worldtherefore speak they of the worldandthe world heareth them.
6 We are of Godhe that knoweth God heareth ushe that is notof God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truthandthe spirit of error.
7 Belovedlet us love one anotherfor love is of Godandevery one that loveth is born of Godand knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not Godfor God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward usbecause thatGod sent his only begotten Son into the worldthat we mightlive through him.
10 Herein is lovenot that we loved Godbut that he loved usand sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Belovedif God so loved uswe ought also to love oneanother.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one anotherGoddwelleth in usand his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in himand he in usbecause hehath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Sonto be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of GodGoddwelleth in himand he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.God is loveand he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in GodandGod in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfectthat we may have boldness inthe day of judgmentbecause as he isso are we in thisworld.
18 There is no fear in lovebut perfect love casteth out fearbecause fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfectin love.
19 We love himbecause he first loved us.
20 If a man sayI love Godand hateth his brotherhe is aliarfor he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen how can he love God whom he hath not seen
21 And this commandment have we from himThat he who loveth Godlove his brother also.