New Living Translation
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
King James Bible
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Darby Bible Translation
No one has seen God at any time: if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
World English Bible
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
Young's Literal Translation
God no one hath ever seen; if we may love one another, God in us doth remain, and His love is having been perfected in us;
1 John 4:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:12 If we love one another, God abideth in us - This is treated of, 1John 4:13 - 16. And his love is perfected - Has its full effect. In us - This is treated of, 1John 4:17 - 19.
LibraryMay the Sixth the Perfecting of Love
"Herein is our love made perfect." --1 JOHN iv. 11-21. How? By dwelling in God and God in us. Love is not a manufacture; it is a fruit. It is not born of certain works; it springs out of certain relations. It does not come from doing something; it comes from living with Somebody. "Abide in Me." That is how love is born, for "love is of God, and God is love." How many people are striving who are not abiding. They live in a manufactory, they do not live in a home. They are trying to make something …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A Psalm of Remembrance
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us.
1 Timothy 6:16
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.
1 John 2:5
But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.
1 John 4:16
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
1 John 4:17
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.
1 John 4:18
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
1 John 4:20
If someone says, "I love God," but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don't love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?
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