1 John 4:16
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English Standard Version
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we have known, and have believed the charity, which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity, abideth in God, and God in him.

English Revised Version
And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And, as for us, we know the love which God has for us, and we confide in it. God is love, and he who continues to love continues in union with God, and God continues in union with him.

1 John 4:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The love which God hath

On this use of ἔχειν to have, see on John 16:22. Compare John 8:35.

To us (ἐν ἡμῖν)

Rev., in us. Compare God abideth in Him.

Dwelleth in love, etc.

See John 15:9, John 15:10. Rev., abideth.

1 John 4:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we. See on ver.

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

1 John 3:1,16 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

Psalm 18:1-3 I will love you, O LORD, my strength...

Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you...

Psalm 36:7-9 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings...

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside you...

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man...

God is love. See on ver.

1 John 4:8,12,13 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love...

and he.

1 John 4:12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 3:24 And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he stays in us...

Cross References
John 6:69
and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."

John 9:3
Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:8
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:9
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

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