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1 John 4:13

    1 John 4:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his Spirit which he has given us is the witness that we are in him and he is in us.

    Webster's Revision

    hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

    World English Bible

    By this we know that we remain in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    hereby know we that we abide in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 4:13

    Hereby know we, etc. - See the note on 1 John 3:24.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 4:13

    Hereby know we that we dwell in him - Here is another, or an additional evidence of it.

    Because he hath given us of his Spirit - He has imparted the influences of that Spirit to our souls, producing "love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," etc., Galatians 5:22-23. It was one of the promises which the Lord Jesus made to his disciples that he would send the Holy Spirit to be with them after he should be withdrawn from them, John 14:16-17, John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:7, and one of the clearest evidences which we can have that we are the children of God, is derived from the influences of that Spirit on our hearts. See this sentiment illustrated in the notes at Romans 8:16.