1 John 4:16
Good News Translation
And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them.

Contemporary English Version
and are sure God loves us. God is love. If we keep on loving others, we will stay one in our hearts with God, and he will stay one with us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we have known and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him.

New American Bible
We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And we have known and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him.

we.

1 John 4:9,10 By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him. . . .

1 John 3:1,16 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. . . .

Psalm 18:1-3 Unto the end, for David, the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this canticle, in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: and he said: [2] I will love thee, O Lord, my strength: . . .

Psalm 31:19 O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.

Psalm 36:7-9 O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings. . . .

Isaiah 64:4 From the beginning of the world they have not heard, nor perceived with the ears: the eye hath not seen, O God, besides thee, what things thou hast prepared for them that wait for thee.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard: neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.

God is love.

1 John 4:8,12,13 He that loveth not knoweth not God: for God is charity. . . .

and he.

1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us.

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

Context
Love Comes from God
15Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God. 16And we have known and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him. 17In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.…
Cross References
John 6:69
And we have believed and have known that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.

John 9:3
Jesus answered: Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

1 John 4:7
Dearly beloved, let us love one another: for charity is of God. And every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.

1 John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God: for God is charity.

1 John 4:9
By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him.

1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us.

Additional Translations
And 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.

And we have come to know and have come to believe the love that God has as to us. God is love, and the one abiding in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.

And we have known and have believed the love which God has to us. God is love, and he that abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.

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.

And, as for us, we know the love which God has for us, and we confide in it. God is love, and he who continues to love continues in union with God, and God continues in union with him.

We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.

and we -- we have known and believed the love, that God hath in us; God is love, and he who is remaining in the love, in God he doth remain, and God in him.
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