1 John 4:6

“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We are of God: hee that knoweth God, heareth vs: he that is not of God heareth not vs, hereby know wee the spirit of trueth, and the spirit of errour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are of God: he who has the knowledge of God gives ear to us; he who is not of God does not give ear to us. By this we may see which is the true spirit, and which is the spirit of error.
- Basic English Bible

*We* are of God; he that knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
- Darby Bible

We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
- Webster's Bible

The man who is beginning to know God listens to us, but he who is not a child of God does not listen to us. By this test we can distinguish the Spirit of truth from the spirit of error.
- Weymouth Bible

We are of God. He who knows God listens to us. He who is not of God doesn't listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
- World English Bible

We ben of God; he that knowith God, herith vs; he that is not of God, herith not vs. In this thing we knowen the spirit of treuthe, and the spirit of errour.
- Wycliffe Bible

we -- of God we are; he who is knowing God doth hear us; he who is not of God, doth not hear us; from this we know the spirit of the truth, and the spirit of the error.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:6


4:6 We - Apostles. Are of God - Immediately taught, and sent by him. Hereby we know - From what is said, #1Jo 4:2 |- 6.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:6


1Jo 4:6 We are of God. Hence speaks God's message, and those that know God accept the message. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. By the principles given in 1Jo 4:2-5 we distinguish between the spirit of truth (the Holy Spirit) and that of error.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 15:28 AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM THEN SHALL THE SON --- ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT --- UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM --- THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL
  • Sherrell shepard
    Dont agree with angies comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came. Also the other comment about as long as they believe that Jesus came in the flesh is of God no matter thier religious belief. Budda cant believe this and others like him cannot believe what they believe and believe that Jesus is God i strongly disagree.
  • Sherrell shepard
    I Dont agree with Angie's comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came
  • 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.
  • 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

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