The one who does not love does not know God, because (A)God is love. By this the love of God was revealed [a](B)in us, that (C)God has sent His only Son into the world so that we may live through Him. 10 In this is love, (D)not that we loved God, but that (E)He loved us and sent His Son to be (F)the [b]propitiation for our sins.

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  1. 1 John 4:9 Or among us; or in our case
  2. 1 John 4:10 I.e., means of reconciliation with God by atoning for sins; or sin-offering

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