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1 John 4:16-19 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

16 And we have known, and believe to the charity, that God hath in us. God is charity, and he that dwelleth in charity, dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 In this thing is the perfect charity of God with us [In this thing is the perfect charity of God in us], that we have trust in the day of doom; for as he is, also we be in this world.

18 Dread is not in charity, but perfect charity putteth out dread [but perfect charity sendeth out dread]; for dread hath pain. But he that dreadeth, is not perfect in charity.

19 Therefore love we God, for he loved us before.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 4:19 Therefore love we God, for he before loved us/for he former loved us.

1 John 4:16-19 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us.

God is love, and he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. 17 In this is the love made perfect in us, so that we may have trust in the day of judgment. For as he is, even so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear. For fear has painfulness. He who fears is not perfect in love.

19 We love him because he first loved us.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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1 John 4:16-19 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

16 And we have known, and believed the love that God hath in us, [a]God is love, and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 [b]Herein is that love perfect in us, that we should have boldness in the day of judgment: for [c]as he is, even so are we in this world.

18 There is no [d]fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear: for fear hath painfulness: and he that feareth, is not perfect in love.

19 [e]We love him, because he loved us first.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 4:16 A fourth reason: God is the fountain and wellspring of charity, yea, charity itself: therefore whosoever abideth in it, hath God with him.
  2. 1 John 4:17 Again (as a little before) he commendeth love, for that seeing that by our agreement with God in this thing, we have a certain testimony of our adoption, it cometh thereby to pass, that without fear we look for that latter day of judgment, so that trembling and that torment of conscience is cast out by this love.
  3. 1 John 4:17 This signifieth all likeness, not equality.
  4. 1 John 4:18 If we understand by love, that we are in God, and God in us, that we are sons, and that we know God, and that everlasting life is in us: he concludeth aright that we may well gather peace and quietness thereby.
  5. 1 John 4:19 Lest any man should think that that peace of conscience proceedeth from our love as from the cause, he goeth back to the fountain, to wit, to the free love, wherewith God loveth us although we deserved and do deserve his wrath. And hereof springeth another double charity, which both are tokens and witnesses of that first, to wit, that, wherewith we love God who loved us first, and then for his sake our neighbors also.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 John 4:16-19 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that 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 casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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