15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. (CB), 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 4. 1 John 1:4, KJV: "And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full." (GA) Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (CY) 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. (AF) 5 But if anyone obeys his word,(AG) love for God[c] is truly made complete in them. But perfect love drives out fear,(GF) because fear has to do with punishment. (BQ) This is how we know it is the last hour. (1 John 1:1-4 RSV) Three things are highlighted for us in this introduction: A relationship, a fellowship, and a joy that follows. 1Jn 2:7,13,24; 3:11 2. 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,(G) so that you also may have fellowship with us. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. (P), 8 If we claim to be without sin,(Q) we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (GB) 17 This is how love is made complete(GC) among us so that we will have confidence(GD) on the day of judgment:(GE) In this world we are like Jesus. In John 1:1-2 and John 1:14 Jesus is called "the Word". 1-john 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. (EU) 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh(EV) is from God,(EW) 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. (EC) 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them,(ED) how can the love of God be in that person? (CF), 28 And now, dear children,(CG) continue in him, so that when he appears(CH) we may be confident(CI) and unashamed before him at his coming. And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full. REALITY WAS SEEN - Vs. 1. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. (EY), 4 You, dear children,(EZ) are from God and have overcome them,(FA) because the one who is in you(FB) is greater than the one who is in the world. Throughout his Gospel John presents Jesus Christ as the one in whom spiritual, eternal life is to be found. (FE) This is how we recognize the Spirit[j] of truth(FF) and the spirit of falsehood. 19 They went out from us,(BR) but they did not really belong to us. 1 John 1:5-10. The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John or I John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles.There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine works.The author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle. In order that, so that. 1 John chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 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.. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:. because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. JOHN'S AIM IN WRITING THIS EPISTLE (1:1-4) A. (AH) This is how we know(AI) we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. [g](BV) 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it(BW) and because no lie comes from the truth. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (T) 10 If we claim we have not sinned,(U) we make him out to be a liar(V) and his word is not in us. New International Version (NIV). Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. 1 John 2:18-29. (FO) 11 Dear friends,(FP) since God so loved us,(FQ) we also ought to love one another. (DU) 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters,[i] if the world hates you. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins,(Z) and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. John wrote, "In him was life, and that life was the light of men. (CW) 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of John taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. Ταῦτα , these things ) From the emphatic singular he comes to the plural, for the sake of greater convenience of expression. We write these things so that our joy may be complete. 1. 18 There is no fear in love. (CL), 3 See what great love(CM) the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness,(M) we lie and do not live out the truth. But it must all begin with this matter of relationship, for John is concerned first about the family of God. 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Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: …. 1 John 4:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV) Love for God and One Another. This is the spirit of the antichrist,(EX) which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away,(BM) but whoever does the will of God(BN) lives forever. (DD) The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. (CX) And in him is no sin. (EG), 19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. (DE) 8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil,(DF) because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. 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. John 1:4, KJV: "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." In Jesus we have the embodiment of both life and light. Or he may have reference to the beginning of the gospel - cf. 1 John 2:1-6. (EA), 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. Introduction. (DV) 14 We know that we have passed from death to life,(DW) because we love each other. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. (AJ), 7 Dear friends,(AK) I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. (R) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins(S) and purify us from all unrighteousness. The Word of life. (AY)13 I am writing to you, fathers,    because you know him who is from the beginning. God is *light and we should walk in the *light. (CZ) No one who continues to sin has either seen him(DA) or known him. John 1:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:4, NIV: "In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind." 1 John 1:4, NASB: "These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete." (FK) 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son(FL) into the world that we might live through him. 2. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. (FX) 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,(FY) God lives in them and they in God. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 1 John 5:1-4 Some time ago I read of a man who spent a few months in India. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it" (John 1:4-5 NIV). Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness. (GG) 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister(GH) is a liar. (AR) 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister[e] lives in the light,(AS) and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 1 That which was from the beginning, ... 4 We write this to make our 1:4 Some manuscripts your joy complete. (FG), 7 Dear friends, let us love one another,(FH) for love comes from God. Christ speaks for us and we should obey God. We must test spiritual experiences and spiritual phenomenon to see if they are in fact from God.i. (BB), 14 I write to you, dear children,(BC)    because you know the Father.I write to you, fathers,    because you know him who is from the beginning. 10 This is how we know who the children of God(DL) are and who the children of the devil(DM) are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love(DN) their brother and sister. In 1 John 1:1-4, John is saying, "Christianity is real. 1 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 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; … Calm delight. 6. The prime way that He did that is in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the eternal God in human flesh. The Incarnation of the Word of Life. Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. 18 Dear children, this is the last hour;(BO) and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,(BP) even now many antichrists have come. (DT) And why did he murder him? (N) 7 But if we walk in the light,(O) as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. 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 2:7-17. John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (FR) 12 No one has ever seen God;(FS) but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.(FT). The testimony of the apostle concerning the reality of the person and doctrine of Christ; and the end for which he bears this testimony, 1 John 1:1-4.God is light, and none can have fellowship with him who do not walk in the light; those who walk in the light are cleansed from all unrighteousness by the blood of Christ, 1 John 1:5-7. NT Letters: 1 John 1:4 And we write these things to you (1J iJ 1Jn i jn 1 jo). (EE) 18 Dear children,(EF) let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. John reminds us at the end of this verse that reality is in a person. (DX) 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister(DY) is a murderer,(DZ) and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. 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.a. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 5. (FM) 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(FN) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. JOHN'S FIRST LETTER. because you know him who is from the beginning. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. God has put a desire for relationship in every one of us, a desire He intended to be met with relationships with other people, but most of all, to be met by a relationship with Him. (H) 4 We write this(I) to make our[a] joy complete. 1 John 1:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 1:4, NIV: "We write this to make our joy complete." John warns about false *Christs. Jn 1:1 b. (BX) 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. Do not believe every spirit: John warned against believing every spirit; that is, we are never to assume every spiritual experience or every demonstration of spiritual power is from God. But as his anointing teaches you about all things(CE) and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. Verse 1. While the spiritual, eternal dimension of life is not absent from this verse, John is here writing primarily of physical life. 1-john 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us. (BJ) 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh,(BK) the lust of the eyes,(BL) and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 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