10 In this is love, (A)not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son (B)to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, (C)if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

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16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and (A)he who abides in love abides in God, and God (B)in him.

The Consummation of Love

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that (C)we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 (D)We love [a]Him because He first loved us.

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  1. 1 John 4:19 NU omits Him