The Outworking of Love

16 (A)By this we know love, (B)because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But (C)whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

18 My little children, (D)let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we [a]know (E)that we are of the truth, and shall [b]assure our hearts before Him. 20 (F)For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, (G)we have confidence toward God. 22 And (H)whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments (I)and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ (J)and love one another, as He gave [c]us commandment.

The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error

24 Now (K)he who keeps His commandments (L)abides in Him, and He in him. And (M)by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

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  1. 1 John 3:19 NU shall know
  2. 1 John 3:19 persuade, set at rest
  3. 1 John 3:23 M omits us

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