1 John 4:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer shall confesse that Iesus is the Sonne of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
- Darby Bible

Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God--God continues in union with him, and he continues in union with God.
- Weymouth Bible

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

Who euer knowlechith, that Jhesu is the sone of God, God dwellith in him, and he in God.
- Wycliffe Bible

whoever may confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God in him doth remain, and he in God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:15


1Joh 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God. Confession of Jesus Christ in word and life is declared proof of the indwelling Spirit in 1Jo 4:2. God dwelleth in him, and he in God. Here it is proof of God dwelling in us, which means the same thing.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Jerome
    Knowing that greater is HE that is in me bring a sense of power in my life. It means that I am one with GOD and Jesus thru the Holy Spirit.
  • A disciple
    "They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." With profound depth and maturity in the Spirit, John affirms to us our authority in the Glad Tidings; and that WE are the face of God before the world. (1 Corinthians 6:2)!!!
  • Bruce
    Fred: The only way to know is with The Spirit living within your Heart. This happens when you're Born-again:You fell a tug in your Heart,The Lord telling you You need Him. Ask Forgiveness. You will be Washed by His Blood. Baptized with The Holy Ghost. You will be New,Changed,you will know, Impossible not too! John 6:44, 1John 1:9, Revelation 1:5, Mark1:8
  • Brenda
    2 Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and heal their land.
  • Lu2677
    Fredscanlan,You ask"where is this love he speaks of?" answer is in His Word.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him are all things, to whom be glory forever." ALL THINGS. Ecc.8:5, Ecc.9:3, Luke 6:45, etc.Seek God He is Love!
    After he saved me this is one of the 1st verse that he gave me understanding of,Romans 11:36. And Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Amen
  • Lilian
    And we have known and believe the Love of God hath for us. For God is love and He that dwellet in Love dwellet in God and God in him. Amen thank you Jesus hallelujah