Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
This is how God showed his love among us:
He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God abides in us and His love is made complete in us.
We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God,
God abides in him and he in God.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love.
And the one who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment,
because as He is, so also are we in this world.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love casts out fear,
because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because He first loved us.
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar.
For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
And he has given us this command: the one who loves God must also love his brother.