16 By this we know love, that (A)he laid down his life for us, and (B)we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But (C)if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet (D)closes his heart against him, (E)how does God's love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not (F)love in word or talk but in deed and (G)in truth.

19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;

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