13 (A)By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And (B)we have seen and testify that (C)the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of (D)the world. 15 (E)Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So (F)we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. (G)God is love, and (H)whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this (I)is love perfected with us, so that (J)we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because (K)as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but (L)perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not (M)been perfected in love. 19 (N)We love because he first loved us.

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