1 John 4:18
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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.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of 1 John 4:18
There is no feare in loue, but perfect loue casteth out feare: because feare hath torment: hee that feareth, is not made perfect in loue.- King James Version (1611)
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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.- New American Standard Version (1995)
There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.- American Standard Version (1901)
There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love.- Basic English Bible
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has torment, and he that fears has not been made perfect in love.- Darby Bible
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. - Webster's Bible
Love has in it no element of fear; but perfect love drives away fear, because fear involves pain, and if a man gives way to fear, there is something imperfect in his love.- Weymouth Bible
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.- World English Bible
Drede is not in charite, but perfit charite puttith out drede; for drede hath peyne. But he that dredith, is not perfit in charite.- Wycliffe Bible
fear is not in the love, but the perfect love doth cast out the fear, because the fear hath punishment, and he who is fearing hath not been made perfect in the love;- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:18
4:18 There is no fear in love - No slavish fear can be where love reigns. But perfect, adult love casteth out slavish fear: because such fear hath torment - And so is inconsistent with the happiness of love. A natural man has neither fear nor love; one that is awakened, fear without love; a babe in Christ, love and fear; a father in Christ, love without fear.
View People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:18
1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love. There may be reverential fear, but there is no terror. Fear of God gives way to love. Fear hath torment. Because it fills us with forebodings.
Komolafe jeremiah's comment on 2013-03-01 08:50:36:
There is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear. This is because fear punishes and defrauds us but love rewards us with blessings. There is no reason to fear in demonstrating perfect love because he that loves abides in God and has God's backing/defense. Demonstrating perfect love (i.e. loving one another) is an act of obedience to God's commandment and whoever obeys or hearkens to God's voice shall dwell in safety, no evil shall befall him.
Brady's comment on 2012-03-04 13:05:29:
I would say that this is a state of mind that none save christ himself was able to achieve consistently his whole life. Perfect love is available in knowing and talking with god daily. He will guide you and help cast out the fear. God is perfect love
Rosie's comment on 2010-08-03 20:46:01:
How do I become perfect in love so that fear will no longer be apart of my daily life?
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