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

  • Galatians 2; 20
    Matthew 10:37
    34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.shall be they of his own household.'>36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loveth father or mother more than me
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 3:10 in this the children of GOD are manifest and the children of the devil whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of GOD neither he that loveth not his brother 1 john 3:17 BUT WHOSO HATH THIS WORLDS GOOD AND SEETH HIS BROTHER HAVE NEED AND SHUTTETH UP HIS BOWELS OF COMPASSION FROM HIM HOW DWELLETH THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIM ---- 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS ---- 1 JOHN 2:10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NONE OCASSION OF STUMBLING IN HIM ---- 2 CORINTHIANS 4:3 BUT IF OUR GOSPEL BE HID IT IS HID TO THEM THAT ARE LOST 4:4 IN WHOM THE GOD OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT LEST --- THE LIGHT --- OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST WHO IS --- THE IMAGE OF GOD --- SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST THIS IS THE TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE
  • Doubtful Thomas
    John 20:24-29 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.27Then saith he to Thomas,Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands and reach hither thy hand, and thrust itinto my side: and be not faithless, but believing.28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.29Jesus saith unto him,Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
  • Diane
    Of course it's true that no one has "seen" God. Moses and Elijah came closest to "seeing" God
  • BSp
    No man has seen God face to face. This scripture confirms that fact.
  • Lilian
    No man hath seen God at anytime if we love one another God dwelleth in us and his love perfected in us. Thank you Jesus for your word forgive me Jesus that sometimes my spirit is weak you gave me strength help me Lord to be born again in spirit all the days of my life i already forgive those who trespass against me thank you Lord for your love and mercy i will praise you forever amen

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