Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 19 We love Him, because He first loved us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! 17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 9 In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or [f]unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him. Try it free for 30 days. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.a. 1 John 4:19 Because God bestowed on humanity a free will, man is not forced to love Him, but rather consciously and freely chooses the response he makes to God’s love. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. 20 If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [[i]in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! Scripture: 1 John 4:17–19. 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 9 If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [if we are willing to take human authority], the testimony of God is greater (of stronger authority), for this is the testimony of God, even the witness which He has borne regarding His Son. Love of the world is forbidden by God, and conforming to it shows that a person loves it (Romans 12:2) and therefore hates God.Much of the time, the world equates lust with love, but nothing could be further from the truth. 6 We are [children] of God. 2 By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God … Don't have an account? James 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. 16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. 1 John 4. All rights reserved worldwide. 21 And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [[j]believer] also. A voice of one crying in the wilderness [shouting in the desert], Prepare the way of the Lord, make His beaten tracks straight (level and passable)! 11 Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. Commentary on 1 John 4:7-13 (Read 1 John 4:7-13) The Spirit of God is the Spirit of love. 4because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. 12 No man has at any time [yet] seen God. 4 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 1 John 4:4Open menuAmplified Bible, Classic EditionOpen menu. 17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world. Scripture: 1 John 4:20–5:5. 2 By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source]; 3 And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would [a]annul, destroy, [b]sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. God is love. 13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 4 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. AMP: 1 John 4. 1 John 4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 4 Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. John Piper Jun 2, 1985 189 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. 1 John 4 - NIV: Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. He that does not love the image of God in his people, has no saving knowledge of God. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. 5 They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its [d]whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them. 1 John 4:1-21—Read the Bible online or download free. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 12 No man has at any time [yet] seen God. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. 1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 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John 1, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … 1 John 5 Chapter 4 In this chapter the apostle exhorts to try spirits ( v. 1 ), gives a note to try by ( v. 2 , v. 3 ), shows who are of the world and who of God ( v. 4-6 ), urges Christian love by divers considerations ( v. 7-16 ), describes our love to God, and the effect of it ( v. 17-21 ). 2 By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source]; 3 And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would [a]annul, destroy, [b]sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. 1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. 1 John 4:19 Because God bestowed on humanity a free will, man is not forced to love Him, but rather consciously and freely chooses the response he makes to God’s love. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Ruiz v. AMPC, 4:17-cv-00404 – CourtListener.com AMP : 1 John 4 15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God. John 4 Jesus Goes To Galilee 1 So when the Lord learned that the Pharisees had been told that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea and returned again to Galilee. NET Note - 1John 4:1–6 form one of three units within 1 John that almost all interpreters consider a single unit and do not divide up (the other two are 1Jn 2:12–14 and 1Jn 2:15–17). Lust is self-centered and destructive. Sign up here! Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. For it is God's nature to be kind, and to give happiness. 18 There is no fear in love. What are the benefits of creating an account? Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. 11 Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another. 18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love [g]turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! Christ Our Advocate. Jul 18, 2020 - BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into … Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. $50,000 match: 2x the Bibles for the Muslim world. Third, John reminds the reader that the power of Christ, who lives in the believer, is greater than the power of the world. 4 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:. The law of God is love; and … 16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Antichrist. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 19 We love because he first loved us. The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) is the Rural Research and Development Corporation that supports the red meat processing industry throughout Australia. God is love; See Gill on 1 John 4:8, and he that dwelleth in love ; who dwells by faith upon the love of God as displayed in Christ, and abides in the exercise of love to God and to the saints: dwelleth in God, and God in him ; See Gill on 1 John 4:13 ; the last clause, "and God in him", is … Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. 1Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. AMPC's mandate is to provide research, development and extension (RD&E) services that improve the sustainability and efficiency of the sector. 21 And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [[j]believer] also. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? The one who fears is not made perfect in love. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him. We must test spiritual experiences and spiritual phenomenon to see if they are in fact from God.i. 4 Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 8 He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. Jun 2, 1985. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 2:28 4 Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. we may. 1 John 4:1 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." This [[c]nonconfession] is the [spirit] of the antichrist, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world. 4For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith. 1 John 4:2 >> American Standard Version Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Testing The Spirits. 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. Read God’s Word. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Upgrade your digital Bible study experience with Bible Gateway Plus. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! 10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! Mark 1:2-4 AMPC Just as it is written in the prophet Isaiah: Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will make ready Your way–[Mal. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. 3:1.] For fear [h]brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. 1 John 4:18. 10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him. 2 z He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but a also for the sins of the whole world. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. Home >> Bible Studies >> 1, 2, and 3 John Studies >> 1 John 4 These small group studies of 1 John contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. Do not believe every spirit: John warned against believing every spirit; that is, we are never to assume every spiritual experience or every demonstration of spiritual power is from God. “Believe not every spirit”: The mention of the Holy Spirit (in 3:24), prompts John to inform his readers that other spirits exist, i.e., demonic spirits. 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. The Amplified Topical Reference Bible, Hardcover, Classic Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, KJV, NASB, Amplified), KJV and Amplified Parallel Bible, Large Print, Bonded Leather, Black, KJV and Amplified Parallel Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Amplified Study Bible--soft leather-look, purple. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or [f]unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him. Give now. 1 John 4 Test the Spirits. AMPC, 4:17-cv-00404 — Brought to you by the RECAP Initiative and Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating high quality open legal information. John uses the concept of overcoming five other times in his letter. 1 John 4:7 See note 2:10. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to [e]get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. 1 John 4:1-21 Test the Spirits. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Believers have overcome the evil one (1 John 2:13, 14) and have overcome the world (1 John 5:4–5). For fear [h]brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to [e]get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. 4 Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. 19 We love Him, because He first loved us. But if anyone does sin, y we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. His Commandments Are Not Burdensome. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. 1 John 4 1 John 4. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 14 And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world. 6 We are [children] of God. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. 4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 1 John 4 AMPC;NIV - Beloved, do not put faith in every - Bible Gateway. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. The subject matter is so clearly different from the surrounding context that these clearly constitute separate units of thought. 5 They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its [d]whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them. 14 And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? 18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love [g]turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! 2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. 20 If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [[i]in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error. 4 Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 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