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)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 4:6 Or spirit