1 John 4:15
New International Version
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.

New Living Translation
All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.

English Standard Version
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Berean Study Bible
If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Berean Literal Bible
Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

King James Bible
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

New King James Version
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

New American Standard Bible
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.

NASB 1995
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

NASB 1977
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Amplified Bible
Whoever confesses and acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God—God remains in him and he in God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God—God remains in him and he in God.

American Standard Version
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everyone who confesses Yeshua, that he is The Son of God, God dwells in him and he dwells in God.

Contemporary English Version
God stays one with everyone who openly says Jesus is the Son of God. This is how we stay one with God

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

English Revised Version
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

Good News Translation
If we declare that Jesus is the Son of God, we live in union with God and God lives in union with us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God lives in those who declare that Jesus is the Son of God, and they live in God.

International Standard Version
God abides in the one who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, and he abides in God.

Literal Standard Version
whoever may confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God;

NET Bible
If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.

Weymouth New Testament
Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God--God continues in union with him, and he continues in union with God.

World English Bible
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.

Young's Literal Translation
whoever may confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God in him doth remain, and he in God;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Love Comes from God
14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. 15If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.…

Cross References
John 6:56
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him.

Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 John 2:23
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.

1 John 2:24
As for you, let what you have heard from the beginning remain in you. If it does, you will also remain in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 3:23
And this is His commandment: that we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another just as He commanded us.

1 John 3:24
Whoever keeps His commandments remains in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He remains in us: by the Spirit He has given us.

1 John 4:2
By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,


Treasury of Scripture

Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

confess.

1 John 4:2
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

1 John 5:1,5
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him…

Matthew 10:32
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

God dwelleth.

1 John 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.

1 John 3:24
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.









Verse 15. - Whosoever confesseth ο{ς α}ν ὁμολογήση. This rendering seems preferable to "whosoever shall confess" or "shall have confessed." The exact meaning is, "Whosoever has once for all taken up the position of confessing." Verse 14 gave the case of the apostles; this gives that of those who accept their witness. In the next verse we have that of both together.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

anyone
Ὃς (Hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

confesses
ὁμολογήσῃ (homologēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3670: From a compound of the base of homou and logos; to assent, i.e. Covenant, acknowledge.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

abides
μένει (menei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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