1 John 4:17

“Herein 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Herein is our loue made perfect, that wee may haue boldnesse in the day of Iudgement, because as hee is, so are we in this world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In this way love is made complete in us, so that we may be without fear on the day of judging, because as he is, so are we in this world.
- Basic English Bible

Herein has love been perfected with us that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that even as *he* is, *we* also are in this world.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Our love will be manifested in all its perfection by our having complete confidence on the day of the Judgement; because just what He is, we also are in the world.
- Weymouth Bible

In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.
- World English Bible

In this thing is the perfit charite of God with vs, that we haue trist in the dai of dom; for as he is, also we ben in this world.
- Wycliffe Bible

In this made perfect hath been the love with us, that boldness we may have in the day of the judgment, because even as He is, we -- we also are in this world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:17


4:17 Hereby - That is, by this communion with God. Is our love made perfect; that we may - That is, so that we shall have boldness in the day of judgment - When all the stout - hearted shall tremble. Because as he - Christ. Is - All love. So are we - Who are fathers in Christ, even in this world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:17


1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect. When love is perfected in us we will have no fear of the judgment day. Those who love God supremely will not be terrified at his presence. Because as he is, so are we. The great ground of boldness is that we are as Christ; purified like him, made sinless like him, filled with love like him and appear at judgment in his likeness. In this world. This transformation begins when we are converted, hence, "in this world".

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Richard Martino
    I know that without Jesus in our hearts we are not able to Love, God is love. We love Him because He loved us first 1John4:19
  • Jack Hughes
    What are you talking about ? We should love one another always no matter what the reason is ! God loved us so we should return the same love!
  • MockingBird
    The Love of God is working it's Greatest in me when I am having difficulty in giving the Love of God to them that I know is best for them and Yes , For me !! It profits me to love the unloveable : There was and is still times that I am unloveable and yet , God still shows His love to me . So ought I to show the same kind of Love !!
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Karen
    You can love one another and still choose to not put yourself around them...So therefore love even the wicked, but don't hang with em..... Their misbehaving is between them and God. Lead by example
  • Norm
    Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. Herein 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. If a man say, 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? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

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