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1 John 4:15

    1 John 4:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Everyone who says openly that Jesus is the Son of God, has God in him and is in God.

    Webster's Revision

    Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

    World English Bible

    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 4:15

    Whosoever shall confess - Much stress is laid on this confession, because the false teachers denied the reality of the incarnation; but this confession implied also such a belief in Christ as put them in possession of his pardoning mercy and indwelling Spirit.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 4:15

    Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God - In the true sense, and from the heart. This will always prove that a man is a Christian. But the passage cannot mean that if he merely says so in words, or if he does it insincerely, or without any proper sense of the truth, it will prove that he is a Christian. On the meaning of the sentiment here expressed, see the notes at 1 John 4:2. Compare the notes at Romans 10:10.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 John 4:15

    4:15 Whosoever shall, from a principle of loving faith, openly confess in the face of all opposition and danger, that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him.