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

  • 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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