New Living Translation
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Herein has love been perfected with us that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that even as he is, we also are in this world.
World English Bible
In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.
Young's Literal Translation
In this made perfect hath been the love with us, that boldness we may have in the day of the judgment, because even as He is, we -- we also are in this world;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 Hereby - That is, by this communion with God. Is our love made perfect; that we may - That is, so that we shall have boldness in the day of judgment - When all the stout - hearted shall tremble. Because as he - Christ. Is - All love. So are we - Who are fathers in Christ, even in this world.
LibraryMay the Sixth the Perfecting of Love
"Herein is our love made perfect." --1 JOHN iv. 11-21. How? By dwelling in God and God in us. Love is not a manufacture; it is a fruit. It is not born of certain works; it springs out of certain relations. It does not come from doing something; it comes from living with Somebody. "Abide in Me." That is how love is born, for "love is of God, and God is love." How many people are striving who are not abiding. They live in a manufactory, they do not live in a home. They are trying to make something …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A Psalm of Remembrance
I tell you the truth, the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah will be better off than such a town on the judgment day.
"I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.
And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment,
1 John 2:5
But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.
1 John 2:6
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
1 John 2:28
And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.
1 John 3:1
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don't recognize that we are God's children because they don't know him.
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