1 John 4:17
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New International Version
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

New Living Translation
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.

English Standard Version
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

Berean Study Bible
In this way, love has been perfected among us, so that we may have confidence on the day of judgment; for in this world we are just like Him.

Berean Literal Bible
In this, love has been perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment that, just as He is, also are we in this world.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world.

International Standard Version
This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence on the day of judgment because, during our time in this world, we are just like him.

NET Bible
By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By this, love is fulfilled with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, so also are we, in this world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's love has reached its goal in us. So we look ahead with confidence to the day of judgment. While we are in this world, we are exactly like him [with regard to love].

New American Standard 1977
By this, love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In this the charity with us is made perfect, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, that as he is, so are we in this world.

King James 2000 Bible
In this 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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.

Darby Bible Translation
Herein has love been perfected with us that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that even as he is, we also are in this world.

English Revised Version
Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world.

Webster's Bible Translation
In this 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.

Weymouth New Testament
Our love will be manifested in all its perfection by our having complete confidence on the day of the Judgement; because just what He is, we also are in the world.

World English Bible
In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.

Young's Literal Translation
In this made perfect hath been the love with us, that boldness we may have in the day of the judgment, because even as He is, we -- we also are in this world;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:14-21 The Father sent the Son, he willed his coming into this world. The apostle attests this. And whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. This confession includes faith in the heart as the foundation; makes acknowledgment with the mouth to the glory of God and Christ, and profession in the life and conduct, against the flatteries and frowns of the world. There must be a day of universal judgment. Happy those who shall have holy boldness before the Judge at that day; knowing he is their Friend and Advocate! Happy those who have holy boldness in the prospect of that day, who look and wait for it, and for the Judge's appearance! True love to God assures believers of God's love to them. Love teaches us to suffer for him and with him; therefore we may trust that we shall also be glorified with him, 2Ti 2:12. We must distinguish between the fear of God and being afraid of him; the fear of God imports high regard and veneration for God. Obedience and good works, done from the principle of love, are not like the servile toil of one who unwillingly labours from dread of a master's anger. They are like that of a dutiful child, who does services to a beloved father, which benefit his brethren, and are done willingly. It is a sign that our love is far from perfect, when our doubts, fears, and apprehensions of God, are many. Let heaven and earth stand amazed at his love. He sent his word to invite sinners to partake of this great salvation. Let them take the comfort of the happy change wrought in them, while they give him the glory. The love of God in Christ, in the hearts of Christians from the Spirit of adoption, is the great proof of conversion. This must be tried by its effects on their temper, and their conduct to their brethren. If a man professes to love God, and yet indulges anger or revenge, or shows a selfish disposition, he gives his profession the lie. But if it is plain that our natural enmity is changed into affection and gratitude, let us bless the name of our God for this seal and earnest of eternal happiness. Then we differ from the false professors, who pretend to love God, whom they have not seen, yet hate their brethren, whom they have seen.
Study Bible
Love Comes from God
16And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 17In this way, love has been perfected among us, so that we may have confidence on the day of judgment; for in this world we are just like Him. 18There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. The one who fears has not been perfected in love.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:15
Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

John 17:22
I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one--

Hebrews 9:27
Just as man is appointed to die once, and after that to face judgment,

1 John 2:5
But if anyone keeps His word, the love of God has been truly perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him:

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.

1 John 2:28
And now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears, we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

1 John 3:7
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

our love. Gr. love with us. made. See on ver.

1 John 4:12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells …

1 John 2:5 But whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: …

James 2:22 See you how faith worked with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

we may.

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, …

1 John 3:19-21 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

the day.

Matthew 10:15 Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom …

Matthew 11:22,24 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at …

Matthew 12:36 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they …

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to …

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are …

as.

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant …

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater …

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Hebrews 12:2,3 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

1 Peter 3:16-18 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as …

1 Peter 4:1-3,13,14 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm …

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