1 John 4:3

“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And euery Spirit that confesseth not that Iesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof you haue heard, that it should come, and euen now already is it in the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the {spirit} of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the `spirit' of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And every spirit which does not say this is not from God: this is the spirit of Antichrist, of which you have had word; and it is in the world even now.
- Basic English Bible

and every spirit which does not confess Jesus Christ come in flesh is not of God: and this is that [power] of the antichrist, [of] which ye have heard that it comes, and now it is already in the world.
- Darby Bible

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not from God. And this is that spirit of antichrist, of which ye have heard that it should come; and even now already it is in the world.
- Webster's Bible

and that no spirit is from God which does not acknowledge this about Jesus. Such is the spirit of the anti-Christ; of whose coming you have heard, and it is already in the world.
- Weymouth Bible

and every spirit who doesn't confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God, and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now it is in the world already.
- World English Bible

and ech spirit that fordoith Jhesu, is not of God. And this is antecrist, of whom ye herden, that he cometh; and riyt now he is in the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

and every spirit that doth not confess Jesus Christ in the flesh having come, of God it is not; and this is that of the antichrist, which ye heard that it doth come, and now in the world it is already.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:3


4:3 Ye have heard - From our Lord and us, that it cometh.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:3


1Jo 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not . . . is not of God. If Christ is denied, it is not God's Spirit, which always speaks truth, but that of antichrist. See notes on 1Jo 2:18,19.

Discussion for 1 John 4:3

  • DOUGLAS MUTUKU for verse 3
    Verily Verily, As Far As My Spiritual Knowledge Abt Jesus Is Concerned,,i Believe That, Jesus Christ Was There Even Before The Creation Of The World.., He Made Himself A Human Xo As To Reach The Humankind, Particularly For The Purpose Of Salvation en Deliverance Of Humankind From His Sinful Nature. Amen
  • just about every cult out there for example Jehovah 's witnesses do believe that Jesus came in the flesh, to them jw s and the cults Jesus was just a human being. Just because you believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh does not mean that you have the Spirit of Truth you will more likely have the spirit of error operating in your life Everyone that confess that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh has the Spirit of Truth. Do you believe that Jesus is God ? And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1Tim 3 16 KJV God was manifest in the flesh God was manifest in the flesh God was manifest in the flesh Be blessed in Jesus Name
  • Fred merrill for verse 3
    christs flesh days are over he is spirit now and is in his celestial body yours is already in heaven if your name was on lambs book of life before time be gan
  • That anybody that confesses that Jesus existed as a human is of God regardless of their religious beliefs

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