4 Beloved, abelieve not every spirit, but btry cthe spirits whether they are of God: because dmany efalse prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: fEvery spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ gis come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit hthat confesseth not that Jesus Christ gis come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of iantichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even jnow already is it in the world. 4 kYe are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because lgreater is he that is in you, than mhe that is in the world. 5 nThey are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and othe world heareth them. 6 We are of God: phe that knoweth God heareth us; phe that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we qthe spirit of truth, and qqthe spirit of error. 7 Beloved, rlet us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 sHe that loveth not tknoweth not God; for uGod is love. 9 vIn this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that wGod sent his only begotten Son into the world, xthat we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, ynot that we loved God, but zthat he loved us, and sent his Son to be athe propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, bwe ought also to love one another. 12 cNo man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, dGod dwelleth in us, and ehis love is perfected in us. 13 fHereby know we that gwe ddwell in him, and he in us, gbecause he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And hwe have seen and ido testify that jthe Father sent the Son to be kthe Saviour of the world. 15 lWhosoever shall confess mthat Jesus is the Son of God, dGod dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed nthe love that God hath to us. oGod is love; and he that dwelleth in love ddwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 eHerein is †our love made perfect, that pwe may have boldness qin the day of judgment: because ras he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but sperfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth eis not made perfect in love. 19 tWe love him, because he first loved us. 20 uIf a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, whe is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God cxwhom he hath not seen? 21 And ythis commandment have we from him, zThat he who loveth God love his brother also.
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