c God is love, and the one who d abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Jonah's Displeasure Rebuked. If that sounds like a riddle, it is not intended to be. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing 1 John 4:8: Matthew 24:12-13 Only God is wise enough to allow us to go through a desperately needed trial while simultaneously using it to accomplish His other purposes as well. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Testing the Spirits. Bible > NASB95 > 1 John 4 1 John 4 NASB 1995 Testing the Spirits 1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1Pe 4:8. We can conclude that what one knows about the true God Himself and how one uses that knowledge are the two most important issues in life. NASB E-Prime Young's Compare all. 1 John 4 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Red Letter. 16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. 1 John 1 - NIV: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 1 John 4:8–10 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for a God is love. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. 3 See [] how great a love the Father has given us, that we would be called children of God; and in fact we are. Listen to the Bible . All of this is possible because God—at the beginning of the cycle—by His love initiates the relationship with us. Only because we believe that God loves no one more than us, and for this reason, we will know that what we are enduring is for our good and will bring about His purpose. NASB, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible, Paperback: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, MacArthur Study Bible, Large Print: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, Thinline Bible, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, Thinline Bible, Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, Single-Column Reference Bible, Wide Margin, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, Large Print: Large Print Edition. He that loveth not, knoweth not God If a man loves not the children of God, those that are born of him, he does not know, so as to love God, the Father of them; for to pretend love to God, the begetter of them, whom he sees not, and not love those who are begotten by him, and are visible objects of respect, is a contradiction, and cannot be reconciled: see ( 1 John 4:20) . He has many other attributes. Furthermore, our Savior commanded His disciples, earlier in John 13:34-35 (see also John 15:12, 17), to love one another “as I have loved you.”. In fact, if we study the world's most common usages and descriptions of love,we find that they have little or nothing in common with the divine nature of our Creator. To that, we must add our standing orders to love God (Deuteronomy 6:5), to seek Him (Matthew 6:33), and to establish an intimate relationship with Him that we might become more familiar with the image that Christ came to reveal and that we are to become (John 1:18). Jon 4:1 ¶ Jon 4:1 - But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. Paragraph. Love, of course. First, love is of God—He is its Source. Tools. Jon 4:2. This does not mean that loving is one of God's activities, but that every activity of God is loving. It is a hallmark of youth or immaturity to be blind to the big picture, to see only what is directly in front of them. He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. The two cannot be separated. Jonah 4 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB) Strong's. Cite Share Print. Holman Christian Standard Bible The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. The Greeks used an emphatic form of writing, and here the emphasis is on the word "God." N.A.S.B. God Is Love - Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. In fact, without this understanding, how can we possibly proceed with our marching orders to seek God—to know Him—and to reflect His will in our interactions with all mankind? Only then will he truly be in the image of God because he will have the same nature as God. For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know Him. 1 John 4:8 New International Version << 1 John 3 | 1 John 4 | 1 John 5 >> 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Love is something true of God, but it is not all of God. Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 1 John 4:8-10. 1 John 4:8. New American Standard Bible (NASB). Read 1 John 4:8 from the NASB Bible online. BLB Searches. As parents, we have disciplined our children. Only by learning to love God do we learn what His nature is like, that is, what He is like. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Amplified® 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.. EXODUS 34:7 « Exodus 33 | Exodus 34 | Exodus 35 ». The cycle is working! K.J.V. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. It is through fellowship with Him that we come to know Him and receive the love. 1 John 4:8, KJV: "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." Paragraph. In terms of knowing and loving God, knowing Him is dependent on loving Him, and loving Him is dependent on knowing Him. 1 John 4:8 (New American Standard Bible) A.F.V A.S.V. New American Standard Bible, while preserving the literal accuracy of the 1901 American Standard Version has sought to render grammar and terminology in contemporary English. Man, though, is flesh, and the Bible describes us as carnal, self-centered, and deceitful. 4 And He had to pass through Samaria. So, Paul writes in Romans 5:10, we are saved by His life. Special attention has been given to the rendering of verb tenses to give the English reader a rendering as close as possible to the sense of the original Greek and Hebrew texts. 1 John 5:8, NLT: "the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and all three agree." Out of love, God has given us something to live for. What is here said by the apostle is based on the truth of what he elsewhere affirms, 1 John 4:8, that God is love. Bible > NASB95 > 1 John 4 1 John 4 NASB 1995 Testing the Spirits 1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Most likely, the answer to both is, "Never!". 9 By this the love of God was manifested [ a]in us, that God has sent His [ b]only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. He cannot be boxed, wrapped, and presented as merely being one attribute. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software . 1 John 2:29 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for aGod is love. I don't think so! Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. To that end, we have the written Word of God to guide us as it reveals the true nature of God. 1 John / 1 John 4 / 1 John 4:8; Previous Book Previous Chapter Read the Full Chapter Next Chapter Next Book. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. John is saying that it is only in experiencing God's love ourselves that we come to know Him. If He were not the primary One sustaining it, we would not have enough love to continue the relationship. If He creates, He creates in love. The Wholeness of God. Search the Bible. Verse. 1 John 4 - NIV: Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. K.J.V. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. Read 1 John 4:8 from the NASB Bible online. Hatred, envy, wrath, malice, all have their source in something else than God. 1 John 4 - Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV. 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:8, NASB: "The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 John 4:8New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Because God is immutable, He always acts as God, and because He is a whole and perfect personality, He never suspends one of His attributes to exercise another. Tools. A strong relationship with God is critical to attaining eternal life, and the strength of that relationship depends upon an accurate understanding of who He is—His nature. He is self-existent, eternal, holy, merciful, full of grace, immutable, just, omnipotent, omniscient, and many more things besides. This love the apostles write about comes from God and is not normally a part of man's nature. Hopefully, in times of trial, we are not children in a spiritual sense. 1 John 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Children of God Love One Another. 17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. 1 John 2:4 The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 1 John 2:7 Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. Because of His love for us, He will allow us to face trials because we need them to perfect us. God is sovereign, and He has the right to do whatever He wants. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. 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