I John 4:11-21

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I John 4:11-21 Literal Translation
Introduction

11)

Beloved, if in this way God loved us, we also are indebted to love one another.

12)

No one has seen God at any time. If we should be loving one another, God is dwelling in us, and his love is completed in us.

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I John 4:11-21 Literal Translation (continued)
13) In this we know that we are dwelling in Him and He in us, because He has given to us out of His Spirit.

14)

And we have seen and are testifying that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

15)

Whoever should confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God is dwelling in him and he in God.

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I John 4:11-21 Literal Translation (continued)
16) And we have known and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and the one dwelling in love, is dwelling in God, and God in him.

17)

In this love has been completed with us, in order that we might have confidence in the Day of Judgment, because according as that One is, we also are in this world.

18)

Fear is not in love, but complete love is casting out fear, because fear has torment; and the one fearing has not been completed in love.

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I John 4:11-21 Literal Translation (continued)
19) we are loving Him, because He Himself first loved us.

20)

If anyone should say that “I love God,” and should hate his brother, he is a liar; for the one not loving his brother whom he has seen, how is he able to love God Whom he has not seen?

21)

And this commandment we have from Him, in order that the one loving God, should also love his brother.

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I John 4:11-21 Greek / English Interlinear
11) jAgaphtoiv, eij ou{tw" oJ Qeo;" hjgavphsen hJma`", Beloved, if in this way the God loved us, ojfeivlomen ajllhvlou" ajgapa`n. are indebted one another to love. kai; hJmei`" also we

12)

Qeo;n oujdei;" pwvpote teqevatai: eja;n ajgapw`men ajllhvlou", oJ God no one at any time has seen; if we should be loving one another, the Qeo;" ejn hJmi`n mevnei, kai; hJ ajgavph aujtou` (ejn hJmi`n) God in us is dwelling, and the love of Him (in us ) teteleiwmevnh ejstivn ejn hJmi`n. having been completed is in us.

13)

ejn touvtw/ ginwvskomen o{ti ejn aujtw`/ mevnomen kai; aujto;" ejn in this we know that in Him we are dwelling and He in hJmi`n, o{ti ejk tou` Pneuvmato" aujtou` us, because out of the Spirit of Him devdwken hJmi`n. He has given to us.

14)

kai; hJmei`" teqeavmeqa kai; marturou`men o{ti oJ path;r and we have seen and we are testifying that the Father ajpevstalke(n) to;n uiJo;n swth`ra tou` kovsmou. has sent the Son Savior the of world.

15)

o}" a]n (eja;n) oJmologhvsh/ o{ti who ever should confess that

jIhsou`" ejstin oJ Jesus is the

uiJo;" tou` Qeou`, Son the of God,

oJ Qeo;" ejn aujtw`/ mevnei, kai; aujto;" ejn tw`/ Qew`/. the God in him is dwelling, and he in the God.

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I John 4:11-21 Greek / English Interlinear (continued)
16) kai; hJmei`" ejgnwvkamen kai; pepisteuvkamen th;n ajgavphn h}n and we have known and we have believed the love which e[cei oJ Qeo;" ejn hJmi`n. oJ Qeo;" ajgavph ejstiv(n), kai; oJ is having the God in us. the God love is, and the one mevnwn ejn th`/ ajgavph/, ejn tw`/ Qew`/ mevnei, kai; oJ Qeo;" ejn dwelling in the love, in the God is dwelling, and the God in aujtw`/ (mevnei). him (is dwelling).

17)

ejn touvtw/ teteleivwtai hJ ajgavph meqÆ hJmw`n, i{na in this has been completed the love with us, in order that parrhsivan e[cwmen ejn th`/ hJmevra/ th`" krivsew", o{ti confidence we might have in the day the of judgment, because kaqw;" ejkei`no" ejsti(n), kai; hJmei`" ejsmen ejn tw`/ kovsmw/ touvtw/. according as that One is, also we are in the world this.

18)

fovbo" oujk e[stin ejn th`/ ajgavph/, ajllÆ hJ teleiva ajgavph e[xw fear not is in the love, but the complete love outside bavllei to;n fovbon, o{ti oJ fovbo" kovlasin e[cei: oJ de; is casting the fear, because the fear torment is having; the one and fobouvmeno" ouj teteleivwtai ejn th`/ ajgavph/. fearing not has been completed in the love.

19)

hJmei`" ajgapw`men [aujtovn], o{ti we are loving [Him], because

aujto;" prw`to" hjgavphsen hJma`". Himself first He loved us.

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I John 4:11-21 Greek / English Interlinear (continued)
20) ejavn ti" ei[ph/ o{ti if anyone should say that jAgapw` to;n Qeo;n, kai; to;n ajdelfo;n I love the God, and the brother

aujtou` mish`/, yeuvsth" ejstivn: oJ ga;r mh; ajgapw`n to;n of Him he should hate, liar he is; the one for not loving the ajdelfo;n aujtou` brother of him o}n eJwvrake(n), to;n Qeo;n o}n oujc whom he has seen, the God Whom not eJwvrake(n) he has seen

pw`~ (ouj) duvnatai ajgapa`n; how (not) he is able to love?

21)

kai; tauvthn th;n ejntolh;n e[comen ajpÆ aujtou`, i{na oJ and this the commandment we have from Him, in order that the one ajgapw`n to;n Qeo;n, ajgapa`/ kai; to;n ajdelfo;n aujtou`. loving the God, should love also the brother of him.

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram
11) jAgaphtoiv, Beloved, eij if ou{tw" in this way oJ the Qeo;" God hjgavphsen loved hJma`", us, kai; also hJmei`" we ojfeivlomen
are owing

are indebted ajllhvlou" one another ajgapa`n. to love.

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
12) Qeo;n God oujdei;"
not even one

no one pwvpote at any time teqevatai:
has viewed

has seen; eja;n if ajgapw`men we should be loving ajllhvlou", one another, oJ the Qeo;" God ejn hJmi`n in us mevnei,
is remaining

is dwelling, kai; and

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
12) cont. hJ the ajgavph love aujtou` of Him (ejn hJmi`n) (in us ) teteleiwmevnh
having been matured

having been completed ejstivn is ejn hJmi`n. in us. 13) ejn touvtw/ in this ginwvskomen we know o{ti that ejn aujtw`/ in Him mevnomen
we are remaining

we are dwelling kai; and aujto;" He ejn hJmi`n, in us,
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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
13) cont. o{ti because ejk out of tou` the Pneuvmato" Spirit aujtou` of Him devdwken He has given hJmi`n. to us. 14) kai; and hJmei`" we teqeavmeqa
have viewed

have seen kai; and marturou`men are testifying o{ti that

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
14) cont. oJ the path;r Father ajpevstalke(n)
has commissioned

has sent to;n the uiJo;n Son swth`ra Savior tou` the kovsmou.
system

of world.

15)

o}" a]n (eja;n) who ever oJmologhvsh/
should be avowing

should confess o{ti that

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
15) cont. jIhsou`" Jesus ejstin is oJ the uiJo;" Son tou` the Qeou`, of God, oJ the Qeo;" God ejn aujtw`/ in him mevnei,
is remaining

is dwelling, kai; and aujto;" he ejn in tw`/ the Qew`/. God.

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
16) kai; and hJmei`" we ejgnwvkamen have known kai; and pepisteuvkamen have believed th;n the ajgavphn love h}n which e[cei is having oJ the Qeo;" God ejn hJmi`n. in us. oJ the Qeo;" God ajgavph love ejstiv(n), is,
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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
16) cont. kai; and oJ the one mevnwn
remaining

dwelling ejn in th`/ the ajgavph/, love, ejn in tw`/ the Qew`/ God mevnei,
is remaining

is dwelling, kai; and oJ the Qeo;" God ejn aujtw`/ in him (mevnei).
is remaining

(is dwelling).

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
17) ejn touvtw/ in this teteleivwtai
has been matured

has been completed hJ the ajgavph love meqÆ hJmw`n, with us, i{na in order that parrhsivan
boldness

confidence e[cwmen we might have ejn in th`/ the hJmevra/ day th`" the krivsew", of judgment,

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
17) cont. o{ti because kaqw;" according as ejkei`no" that One ejsti(n), is, kai; also hJmei`" we ejsmen are ejn in tw`/ the kovsmw/
system

world touvtw/. this.

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
18) fovbo" fear oujk not e[stin is ejn in th`/ the ajgavph/, love, ajllÆ but hJ the teleiva
mature

complete ajgavph love e[xw outside bavllei is casting to;n the fovbon, fear,

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
18) cont. o{ti because oJ the fovbo" fear kovlasin
chastening

torment e[cei: is having; oJ the one de; and fobouvmeno" fearing ouj not teteleivwtai
has been matured

has been completed ejn in th`/ the ajgavph/. love.

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
19) hJmei`" we ajgapw`men are loving [aujtovn], [Him], o{ti because aujto;" Himself prw`to"
before-most

first hjgavphsen He loved hJma`". us. 20) ejavn if ti" anyone ei[ph/
may say

should say o{ti that jAgapw` I love to;n the Qeo;n, God,
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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
20) cont. kai; and to;n the ajdelfo;n brother aujtou` of Him mish`/,
may be hating

he should hate, yeuvsth"
falsifier

liar ejstivn: he is; oJ the one ga;r for mh; not ajgapw`n loving to;n the ajdelfo;n brother aujtou` of him

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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
20) cont. o}n whom eJwvrake(n), he has seen, to;n the Qeo;n God o}n Whom oujc not eJwvrake(n) he has seen pw`~ how (ouj) (not) duvnatai he is able ajgapa`n; to love? 21) kai; and tauvthn this th;n the ejntolh;n
direction

commandment e[comen we have ajpÆ aujtou`, from Him,
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I John 4:11-21 Diagram (continued)
21) cont. i{na in order that oJ the one ajgapw`n loving to;n the Qeo;n, God, ajgapa`/ should love kai; also to;n the ajdelfo;n brother aujtou`. of him.

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