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What spirits are of God, and what are not. We must love one another, because God has loved us.

[1] Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Carissimi, nolite omni spiritui credere, sed probate spiritus si ex Deo sint : quoniam multi pseudoprophetae exierunt in mundum.

[2] By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God:
In hoc cognoscitur Spiritus Dei : omnis spiritus qui confitetur Jesum Christum in carne venisse, ex Deo est :

[3] And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world.
et omnis spiritus qui solvit Jesum, ex Deo non est, et hic est antichristus, de quo audistis quoniam venit, et nunc jam in mundo est.

[4] You are of God, little children, and have overcome him. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Vos ex Deo estis filioli, et vicistis eum, quoniam major est qui in vobis est, quam qui in mundo.

[5] They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world heareth them.
Ipsi de mundo sunt : ideo de mundo loquuntur, et mundus eos audit.

[6] We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth us. He that is not of God, heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Nos ex Deo sumus. Qui novit Deum, audit nos; qui non est ex Deo, non audit nos : in hoc cognoscimus Spiritum veritatis, et spiritum erroris.

[7] Dearly beloved, let us love one another, for charity is of God. And every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.
Carissimi, diligamus nos invicem : quia caritas ex Deo est. Et omnis qui diligit, ex Deo natus est, et cognoscit Deum.

[8] He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is charity.
Qui non diligit, non novit Deum : quoniam Deus caritas est.

[9] By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him.
In hoc apparuit caritas Dei in nobis, quoniam Filium suum unigenitum misit Deus in mundum, ut vivamus per eum.

[10] In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
In hoc est caritas : non quasi nos dilexerimus Deum, sed quoniam ipse prior dilexit nos, et misit Filium suum propitiationem pro peccatis nostris.

[11] My dearest, if God hath so loved us; we also ought to love one another.
Carissimi, si sic Deus dilexit nos : et nos debemus alterutrum diligere.

[12] No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us, and his charity is perfected in us.
Deum nemo vidit umquam. Si diligamus invicem, Deus in nobis manet, et caritas ejus in nobis perfecta est.

[13] In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us: because he hath given us of his spirit.
In hoc cognoscimus quoniam in eo manemus, et ipse in nobis : quoniam de Spiritu suo dedit nobis.

[14] And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.
Et vos vidimus, et testificamur quoniam Pater misit Filium suum Salvatorem mundi.

[15] Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.
Quisquis confessus fuerit quoniam Jesus est Filius Dei, Deus in eo manet, et ipse in Deo.

[16] And we have known, and have believed the charity, which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity, abideth in God, and God in him.
Et nos cognovimus, et credidimus caritati, quam habet Deus in nobis. Deus caritas est : et qui manet in caritate, in Deo manet, et Deus in eo.

[17] In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.
In hoc perfecta est caritas Dei nobiscum, ut fiduciam habeamus in die judicii : quia sicut ille est, et nos sumus in hoc mundo.

[18] Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath pain. And he that feareth, is not perfected in charity.
Timor non est in caritate : sed perfecta caritas foras mittit timorem, quoniam timor poenam habet : qui autem timet, non est perfectus in caritate.

[19] Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us.
Nos ergo diligamus Deum, quoniam Deus prior dilexit nos.

[20] If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother, whom he seeth, how can he love God, whom he seeth not?
Si quis dixerit, Quoniam diligo Deum, et fratrem suum oderit, mendax est. Qui enim non diligit fratrem suum quem vidit, Deum, quem non vidit, quomodo potest diligere?

[21] And this commandment we have from God, that he, who loveth God, love also his brother.
Et hoc mandatum habemus a Deo : ut qui diligit Deum, diligat et fratrem suum.

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