try = test, prove. By the Word of God. Greek. dokimazo. See Romans 1:28 with Romans 12:2.
whether = if. App-118.
false prophets. Greek. pseudoproptetes. First occurance: Matthew 7:15.
Hereby. See 1 John 3:16.
Jesus Christ. App-98.
is come = to have come.
that Jesus . . . flesh. The texts read "Jesus".
that = the.
antichrists = the Antichrist. See 1 John 2:18.
should come = cometh.
little children. App-108.
therefore = on account of (App-104. 1 John 4:2) this.
Hereby = From (App-104.) this.
of truth. Genitive of character, or relation. App-17.
truth. See 1 John 1:6.
spirit. App-101. of error. Genitive of character, as above.
born = begotten.
toward = in. App-104. The sphere in which the manifestation takes place.
only begotten. See John 1:14.
that = in order that. Greek. hina.
live. Compare App-170.
Herein = In (App-104.) this.
propitiation. Greek. hilasmos. Only here and 1 John 2:2. Compare Romans 3:25.
for = concerning. App-104.
ought also = also ought.
No man = No one. Greek. oudeis.
seen = beheld. App-133.
dwelleth. Greek. meno. See p. 1511.
perfected = made perfect. App-125.
Spirit. i.e. the gifts. App-101.
testify = bear witness. Greek. martureo. See p. 1511.
confess, &c. See Matthew 16:16.
believed = have believed. App-150.
to = in. App-104. Compare 1 John 4:9.
our love = love with (App-104.) us.
made perfect. App-125.
boldness. Greek. parrhresia. See 1 John 2:28.
as He is. See 1 John 2:6.
no = not, 1 John 4:3.
torment = punishment. Greek. kolasia. See Matthew 25:46.
Him. The texts omit.
a man = any one. App-123.
from. App-104. Compare 1 John 3:11, 1 John 3:23. John 13:34; John 15:12.
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