1: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2: By this ye know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ hath come in the flesh, is from God: 3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not from God. And this is that [spirit] of antichrist, of which ye have heard that it should come; and even now already it is in the world. 4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5: They are of the world: therefore they speak from the world, and the world heareth them. 6: We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is from God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8: He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. 9: In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10: In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins. 11: Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 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. 13: By this we know that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14: And we have seen and do testify, that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Savior of the world. 15: Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16: 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. 17: In this 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. 18: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth, is not made perfect in love. 19: We love him, because he first loved us. 20: If a man sayeth, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen? 21: And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.