1 John 4:14

“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And we haue seene, and doe testifie, that the Father sent the Sonne to be the Sauiour of the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son {to be} the Savior of the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son `to be' the Saviour of the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we have seen and give witness that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
- Basic English Bible

And *we* have seen, and testify, that the Father has sent the Son [as] Saviour of the world.
- Darby Bible

And we have seen and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
- Webster's Bible

And we have seen and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
- Weymouth Bible

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as the Savior of the world.
- World English Bible

And we sayen, and witnessen, that the fadir sente his sone sauyour of the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

And we -- we have seen and do testify, that the Father hath sent the Son -- Saviour of the world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:14


4:14 And in consequence of this we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son - These are the foundation and the criteria of our abiding in God and God in us, the communion of the Spirit, and the confession of the Son.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:14


1Jo 4:14 We have seen and do testify. See Joh 15:27. This is John's personal testimony as an apostle.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Irene123
    Irene 123 quote - "No, none of us were/are worthy to be loved by God, but He is LOVE - so He does." 1Jn.4:8, 16.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - " ..... but 'try' the spirits whether they are of God .... "; It took me years to understand the meaning of this. How does one 'try' someone's spirit? By the word of God, check what they've told you about scripture to see if it's in the Bible - Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11. We are to do this with pastors also. A TRUE pastor will encourage you to check what he tells you.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God took the first step in showing love towards us before we even knew and showed love toward him as verse 10 shows.
  • Kay reeves
    Jesus is the only one that will be sitting at the right hand of the Father.He is speaking to those who hold that men cannot live victorious over the world, flesh,and the devil.Ref.James 4:4 is speaking of some of this.He definitely wasn't speaking of Himself.As you live so are you in this world.You need to study the chpt. 4:11-17
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Cesar
    JN 1:4 In him (God) was life.
    1JN 5:11 ,that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    JN 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh onto the Father but by me
    JN 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing ye might have life through his name (Jesus Christ).
    1JN 5:5 Jesus is the Son of God

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