1 John 4:13
New International Version
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.

New Living Translation
And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us.

English Standard Version
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

Berean Study Bible
By this we know that we remain in Him, and He in us: He has given us of His Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us: because He has given to us from out of His Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

King James Bible
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.

Contemporary English Version
God has given us his Spirit. This is how we know we are one with him, just as he is one with us.

Good News Translation
We are sure that we live in union with God and that he lives in union with us, because he has given us his Spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how we know that we remain in Him and He in us: He has given assurance to us from His Spirit.

International Standard Version
This is how we know that we abide in him and he in us: he has given us his Spirit.

NET Bible
By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit.

New Heart English Bible
By this we know that we remain in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this we know that we abide in him and he abides in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know that we live in him and he lives in us because he has given us his Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us, in that he has given us of his Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
By this we know that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

American King James Version
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

American Standard Version
hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us: because he hath given us of his spirit.

Darby Bible Translation
Hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, that he has given to us of his Spirit.

English Revised Version
hereby know we that we abide in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

Webster's Bible Translation
By this we know that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
We can know that we are continuing in union with Him and that He is continuing in union with us, by the fact that He has given us a portion of His Spirit.

World English Bible
By this we know that we remain in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
in this we know that in Him we do remain, and He in us, because of His Spirit He hath given us.
Study Bible
Love Comes from God
12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us. 13By this we know that we remain in Him, and He in us: He has given us of His Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.…
Cross References
Romans 8:9
You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

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 3:24
Whoever keeps His commandments remains in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He remains in us: by the Spirit He has given us.

Treasury of Scripture

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

1 John 4:15,16
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God…

See on ch.

1 John 3:24
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

John 14:20-26
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you…

Romans 8:9-17
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his…







Lexicon
By
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

this
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

we know
γινώσκομεν (ginōskomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we remain
μένομεν (menomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

us:
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

He has given
δέδωκεν (dedōken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Spirit.
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.
Verse 13. - Almost identical with 1 John 3:24. In verses 1-7 the apostle says that confession of the Incarnation proves possession of the Spirit; and in verse 12 that love of the brethren proves the indwelling of God. He now (verse 13) goes on to say that possession of the Spirit proves the indwelling of God; and (verse 15) that confession of the Incarnation proves the same. So that these four facts - confession of the Incarnation, possession of the Spirit, love of our fellow-men, and indwelling of God - mutually involve one another. St. John does not say, "He has given us his Spirit," but "of his Spirit ἐκ τοῦ Πνεύματος αὐτοῦ." It is impossible for us to receive more than a portion; the fullness of the Spirit is possessed by Christ alone. In John 1:16 we have a similar use of ἐκ (comp. John 12:3). 4:7-13 The Spirit of God is the Spirit of love. He that does not love the image of God in his people, has no saving knowledge of God. For it is God's nature to be kind, and to give happiness. The law of God is love; and all would have been perfectly happy, had all obeyed it. The provision of the gospel, for the forgiveness of sin, and the salvation of sinners, consistently with God's glory and justice, shows that God is love. Mystery and darkness rest upon many things yet. God has so shown himself to be love, that we cannot come short of eternal happiness, unless through unbelief and impenitence, although strict justice would condemn us to hopeless misery, because we break our Creator's laws. None of our words or thoughts can do justice to the free, astonishing love of a holy God towards sinners, who could not profit or harm him, whom he might justly crush in a moment, and whose deserving of his vengeance was shown in the method by which they were saved, though he could by his almighty Word have created other worlds, with more perfect beings, if he had seen fit. Search we the whole universe for love in its most glorious displays? It is to be found in the person and the cross of Christ. Does love exist between God and sinners? Here was the origin, not that we loved God, but that he freely loved us. His love could not be designed to be fruitless upon us, and when its proper end and issue are gained and produced, it may be said to be perfected. So faith is perfected by its works. Thus it will appear that God dwells in us by his new-creating Spirit. A loving Christian is a perfect Christian; set him to any good duty, and he is perfect to it, he is expert at it. Love oils the wheels of his affections, and sets him on that which is helpful to his brethren. A man that goes about a business with ill will, always does it badly. That God dwells in us and we in him, were words too high for mortals to use, had not God put them before us. But how may it be known whether the testimony to this does proceed from the Holy Ghost? Those who are truly persuaded that they are the sons of God, cannot but call him Abba, Father. From love to him, they hate sin, and whatever disagrees with his will, and they have a sound and hearty desire to do his will. Such testimony is the testimony of the Holy Ghost.
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