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- 1 John 4:8
1 JOHN 4:8
“God is love”
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
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1 John 4:8 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Greek ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“He that loveth” ||ἀγαπῶν ||To love (in a social or moral sense) || loveth |
|“not” ||μὴ ||(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether ||not |
|“knoweth” ||ἔγνω ||To "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) ||knoweth |
|“not” ||οὐκ ||The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not ||not |
|“God;” ||Θεόν· ||A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) ||God |
|“for” ||ὅτι ||Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because ||for |
|“God” ||Θεὸς ||A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) ||God |
|“is” ||ἐστίν ||He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are ||is |
|“love.” ||ἀγάπη ||Love, i.e., affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast ||love |
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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.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
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