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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 John 4

Verse 1

Beloved . App-135 .

believe . App-150 .

spirit . App-101 .

try = test, prove. By the Word of God. Greek. dokimazo. See Romans 1:28 with Romans 12:2 .

whether = if. App-118 .

of . App-104 .

God . App-98 .

false prophets . Greek. pseudoproptetes. First occurance: Matthew 7:15 .

into . App-104 .

world . App-129 .

Verse 2

Hereby . See 1 John 3:16 .

know . App-132 .

Spirit . App-101 .

spirit . App-101 .

that . Omit.

Jesus Christ . App-98 .

is come = to have come.

the . Omit.

Verse 3

spirit . App-101 .

that Jesus . . . flesh . The texts read "Jesus".

that = the.

antichrists = the Antichrist. See 1 John 2:18 .

should come = cometh.

Verse 4

little children . App-108 .

Verse 5

therefore = on account of ( App-104 . 1 John 4:2 ) this.

speak . App-121 .

Verse 6

Hereby = From ( App-104 .) this.

spirit . App-101 .

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.

Verse 7

love. App-135 .

love . App-135 .

born = begotten.

Verse 9

manifested . App-106 .

toward = in. App-104 . The sphere in which the manifestation takes place.

only begotten . See John 1:14 .

Son . App-108 .

that = in order that. Greek. hina .

live . Compare App-170 .

Verse 10

Herein = In ( App-104 .) this.

propitiation . Greek. hilasmos. Only here and 1 John 2:2 . Compare Romans 3:25 .

for = concerning. App-104 .

sins . App-128 .

Verse 11

ought also = also ought.

Verse 12

No man = No one. Greek. oudeis.

seen = beheld. App-133 .

dwelleth . Greek. meno . See p. 1511.

perfected = made perfect. App-125 .

Verse 13

Spirit. i.e. the gifts. App-101 .

Verse 14

testify = bear witness. Greek. martureo. See p. 1511.

Father . App-98 .

Verse 15

confess, &c . See Matthew 16:16 .

Jesus . App-98 .

Verse 16

believed = have believed. App-150 .

to = in. App-104 . Compare 1 John 4:9 .

Verse 17

our love = love with ( App-104 .) us.

made perfect . App-125 .

boldness . Greek. parrhresia. See 1 John 2:28 .

judgment . App-177 .

as He is . See 1 John 2:6 .

Verse 18

no = not, 1 John 4:3 .

perfect . App-125 .

torment = punishment. Greek. kolasia. See Matthew 25:46 .

Verse 19

Him . The texts omit.

Verse 20

a man = any one. App-123 .

seen . App-133 .

Verse 21

from . App-104 . Compare 1 John 3:11 , 3 John 1:13; 3 John 1:13 :34 ; John 15:12 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 John 4". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-john-4.html. 1909-1922.