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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Beloued, beleeue not euery spirit, but trie the spirits, whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Beloved, 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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)
My loved ones, do not put your faith in every spirit, but put them to the test, to see if they are from God: because a great number of false prophets have gone out into the world.
- Basic English Bible
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, if they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
- Darby Bible
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
- Webster's Bible
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but put the spirits to the test to see whether they are from God; for many false teachers have gone out into the world.
- Weymouth Bible
Beloved, don't believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
- World English Bible
Moost dere britheren, nyle ye bileue to ech spirit, but preue ye spiritis, if thei ben of God; for many false prophetis wenten out in to the world.
- Wycliffe Bible
Beloved, every spirit believe not, but prove the spirits, if of God they are, because many false prophets have gone forth to the world;
- Youngs Literal Bible
4:1 Believe not every spirit - Whereby any teacher is actuated. But try the spirits - By the rule which follows. We are to try all spirits by the written word: To the law and to the testimony! If any man speak not according to these, the spirit which actuates him is not of God.
1Jo 4:1 Trying the Spirits SUMMARY OF I JOHN 4: How to Distinguish the Spirits of Truth and Error. Love a Proof That We Are Born of God. God's Great Love for Us. How We Secure the Indwelling of God. How Love Is Made Perfect. Believe not every spirit. The last chapter has closed concerning the Spirit, but some are moved by other spirits than that of Christ. But try the spirits whether they are of God. Test the spirit that moves teachers and see whether it be of God. 1Jo 4:2 tells how to test. Because many false prophets are gone out into the world. There were many false teachers in that age as well as in ours, and some claimed to be inspired.
John Madden's comment on 2015-05-12 17:12:29:
The age we live in most are readily accepting anyone who sounds good.we mite do well to see what thier life looks like.a pastor once had a preacher who requested to speak at his church,the pastors reply was will your wife be with you,his reply was which one " "A sound life is the result of sound doctrine
Diane Wethey's comment on 2015-03-15 14:38:31:
We have to study the word of God and when people come and don 't line up to the word with what they teach us and we also try the spirit if there spirit don 't feel right in the Lord it probably not
Brianna's comment on 2015-02-03 06:29:56:
How do we test inspired expressions? Test them by the words found in the Bible. For example, not too long ago, I think in 2012 some pastor said that Armageddon was going to happen in October. Many people ended up giving their belongings to this man, blindly trusting him. Now, how could this be tested? The bible clearly states that no one knows the day or the hour. Plain and simple. By obeying and applying bible principles, and praying to Jehovah God we can overcome many of the pitfalls satan 's system bring us.
Sheila Howard's comment on 2014-05-19 00:39:57:
My believe is that the Holy Ghost in me will reveal all truths , God knows the heart of the subject and the closer we draw to God the more we will deserned the manisfesration of the subject , my salvation was purchase by our lord and savior Jesus Christ the anointing on our lives are earned by the filling of the holyghoast ,we must tap in to this as we hear what God is saying through his people.may we always be careful what we listen to, false teachers will always come around ,seek The Lord in times of need . By praying and listening for the voice of God.!!!!
William Walsh's comment on 2013-07-29 18:36:44:
am a little bit confused on that 1 John 4;1 ? testing the sprits when I do pray some prayers do come true for me but its hard to say is it from God
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