4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
4:5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
4:6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
4:8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
4:9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.
4:10 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.

4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
4:13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world.
4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

4:16 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.
4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

4:17 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.
4:17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

4:18 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.
4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.

4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
4:20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
4:21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.