1 John 4:2
Good News Translation
This is how you will be able to know whether it is God's Spirit: anyone who acknowledges that Jesus Christ came as a human being has the Spirit who comes from God.

Contemporary English Version
and you can know which ones come from God. His Spirit says that Jesus Christ had a truly human body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

New American Bible
This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

Every.

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is born of him.

John 16:13-15 But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself: but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak. And the things that are to come, he shall shew you. . . .

1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore, I give you to understand that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say The Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost.

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1 John 4:3 And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and he is now already in the world.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

1 Timothy 3:16 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.

Context
Testing the Spirits
1Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and he is now already in the world.…
Cross References
John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

1 Corinthians 12:3
Wherefore, I give you to understand that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say The Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 John 1:2
For the life was manifested: and we have seen and do bear witness and declare unto you the life eternal, which was with the Father and hath appeared to us.

1 John 2:23
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son hath the Father also.

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

1 John 5:1
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is born of him.

2 John 1:7
For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

Additional Translations
By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ having come in the flesh is of God,

Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

Hereby ye know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses Jesus Christ come in flesh is of God;

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

By this ye know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ hath come in the flesh, is from God:

The test by which you may recognize the Spirit of God is that every spirit which acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come as man is from God,

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

in this know ye the Spirit of God; every spirit that doth confess Jesus Christ in the flesh having come, of God it is,
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