^1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they
are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
^2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
^3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
^4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
^5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the
world heareth them.
^6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God
heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of
^7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
^8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
^9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God
sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
^10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
^11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
^12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
^13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.
^14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be
the Saviour of the world.
^15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth
in him, and he in God.
^16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
^17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the
day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
^18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
^19 We love him, because he first loved us.
^20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for
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 him, That he who loveth God love
his brother also.