New Living Translation
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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And we have known and have believed the love which God has to us. God is love, and he that abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
World English Bible
We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
Young's Literal Translation
and we -- we have known and believed the love, that God hath in us; God is love, and he who is remaining in the love, in God he doth remain, and God in him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:16 And we know and believe - By the same Spirit, the love that God hath to us.
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
We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God."
"It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins," Jesus answered. "This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.
1 John 4:8
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:9
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
1 John 4:12
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.
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