1 John 4:12-21
New American Standard Bible
12 (A)No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God remains in us, and His (B)love is perfected in us. 13 (C)By this we know that we remain in Him and He in us, because He has given to us of His Spirit. 14 We have seen and (D)testify that the Father has (E)sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
15 (F)Whoever confesses that (G)Jesus is the Son of God, God (H)remains in him, and he in God. 16 (I)We have come to know and have believed the love which God has [a](J)for us. (K)God is love, and the one who (L)remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. 17 By this, (M)love is perfected with us, so that we may have (N)confidence in (O)the day of judgment; because (P)as He is, we also are in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but (Q)perfect love drives out fear, because fear [b]involves punishment, and the one who fears is not (R)perfected in love. 19 (S)We love, because He first loved us. 20 (T)If someone says, “I love God,” and yet he (U)hates his brother or sister, he is a (V)liar; for (W)the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, (X)cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And (Y)this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God (Z)must also love his brother and sister.Read full chapter