We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.(A) This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth(B) and the spirit of falsehood.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 4:6 Or spirit

18 But as surely as God is faithful,(A) our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.”

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You love evil(A) rather than good,
    falsehood(B) rather than speaking the truth.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 52:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 5.

21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver(A) between two opinions? If the Lord(B) is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

But the people said nothing.

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19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you(A) that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.(B) Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

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“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,(A) knowing good and evil.”

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22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us,(A) knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life(B) and eat, and live forever.”

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