You, dear children,(A) are from God and have overcome them,(B) because the one who is in you(C) is greater than the one who is in the world.(D) They are from the world(E) and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.(F) This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth(G) and the spirit of falsehood.(H)

God’s Love and Ours

Dear friends, let us love one another,(I) for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God(J) and knows God.(K) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.(L) This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son(M) into the world that we might live through him.(N) 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(O) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.(P) 11 Dear friends,(Q) since God so loved us,(R) we also ought to love one another.(S)

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  1. 1 John 4:6 Or spirit

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