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'God Is Love' Bible Verse

Read 1 John 4:8 and 16b in Several Popular Bible Translations

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Sue Chastain

"God is love" (1 John 4:8) is a favorite Bible verse about love. 1 John 4:16b is a similar verse also containing the words "God is love." In fact, the entire passage found in 1 John 4:7-21 speaks of God's loving nature.

Compare these two famous "God is love" Bible verses in several popular translations:

1 John 4:8
(New International Version)
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

(English Standard Version)
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

(New Living Translation)
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

(New King James Version)
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

(King James Version)
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

(New American Standard Bible)
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4:16b
(New International Version)
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

(English Standard Version)
God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

(New Living Translation)
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

(New King James Version)
God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

(King James Version)
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

(New American Standard Bible)
God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

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