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1 John 4:7-9 The Passion Translation (TPT)

God Is Love

Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. Everyone who loves is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of him. The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love.[a] The light of God’s love shined within us[b] when he sent his matchless[c] Son into the world so that we might live through him.[d]


  1. 1 John 4:8 Or “God continually exists, being love.”
  2. 1 John 4:9 Or “God’s love was revealed among us.” The base word for “revealed” is phainō, “to shine light.”
  3. 1 John 4:9 Or “only begotten.” That is, Jesus had no beginning and was the eternal Son of God as part of the triune essence or Godhead.
  4. 1 John 4:9 The Aramaic can be translated “that we might live in his hand,” considered to be an idiom for living by his grace.
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