1 JOHN 4:18

“There is no fear in love”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

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1 John 4:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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There is ἔστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are There is
no οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
fear φόβος Alarm or fright fear
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
love; ἀγάπῃ Love, i.e., affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast love
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
perfect τελεία Complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness perfect
love ἀγάπη Love, i.e., affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast love
casteth βάλλει To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) casteth
out ἔξω Out(-side) (of doors), literally or figuratively out
fear: φόβον Alarm or fright fear
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
fear φόβος Alarm or fright fear
hath ἔχει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) hath
torment. κόλασιν Penal infliction torment
He that feareth φοβούμενος To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere feareth
is made τετελείωται To complete, i.e., (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character) made
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
perfect τετελείωται To complete, i.e., (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character) perfect
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
love. ἀγάπῃ Love, i.e., affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast love

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  • 16  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

  • 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.

  • 18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

  • 19  We love him, because he first loved us.

  • 20  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?




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