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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 John 4:2

    CHAPTERS: 1 John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    King James Bible - 1 John 4:2

    Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

    World English Bible

    By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

    Douay-Rheims - 1 John 4:2

    By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    By this ye know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ hath come in the flesh, is from God:

    Greek Textus Receptus

    1722 τουτω 5129 γινωσκετε 1097 5719 1097 5720 το 3588 πνευμα 4151 του 3588 θεου 2316 παν 3956 πνευμα 4151 ο 3739 ομολογει 3670 5719 ιησουν 2424 χριστον 5547 εν 1722 σαρκι 4561 εληλυθοτα 2064 5756 εκ 1537 του 3588 θεου 2316 εστιν 2076 5748

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (2) -
    1Jo 5:1 Joh 16:13-15 1Co 12:3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:2

    En esto conoced el Espíritu de Dios: todo espíritu que confiesa que Jess, el Cristo, es venido en carne es de Dios;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 John 4:2

    Verse 2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of
    God] We know that the man who teaches that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, and that he is come in the flesh, is of God - is inspired by the Divine Spirit; for no man can call Jesus Lord but by the Holy Ghost.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of
    God , &c.] This is a rule by which believers may know whether a man professing to have the Spirit of God, and to be called and sent by him, and whether the, doctrine he preaches, is of him or not: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh , is of God ; or of the Spirit of God; that is, every doctrine which carries this truth in it; or every man that owns, and professes, and publishes this doctrine concerning Christ, is on the side of God and truth; and which contains several articles in it, respecting the person and office of Christ; as that he existed before he came in the flesh, not in the human nature, or as man, or as an angel, but as the Son of God, as a divine person, being truly and properly God; so that this confession takes in his divine sonship, and proper deity, and also his true and real humanity; that the Messiah was incarnate, against the Jews, and was God and man in one person; and that he was really man, and not in appearance only, against the heretics of those times: and it also includes his offices, as that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ, the Messiah, which the Jews denied, and that he was the anointed prophet, priest, and King; and so is a confession or acknowledgment of all the doctrines of the Gospel, which came by him, as a prophet; and of his satisfaction, sacrifice, and intercession, as a priest; and of all his ordinances and commands as a King; and that he is the only Saviour and Redeemer of men. Now, whoever owns and declares this system of truth, is of God; not that everyone that assents unto this, or preaches it, is born of God; a man may believe, and confess all this, as the devils themselves do, and yet be destitute of the grace of God; but the spirit, or doctrine, which contains these things in it, is certainly of God, or comes from him; or whoever brings these truths with him, and preaches them, he is, so far as he does so, on the side of God and truth, and to be regarded.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 -
    Christians who are well acquainted with the Scriptures, may, in humbl dependence on Divine teaching, discern those who set forth doctrine according to the apostles, and those who contradict them. The sum of revealed religion is in the doctrine concerning Christ, his person an office. The false teachers spake of the world according to its maxim and tastes, so as not to offend carnal men. The world approved them they made rapid progress, and had many followers such as themselves the world will love its own, and its own will love it. The tru doctrine as to the Saviour's person, as leading men from the world to God, is a mark of the spirit of truth in opposition to the spirit of error. The more pure and holy any doctrine is, the more likely to be of God; nor can we by any other rules try the spirits whether they are of God or not. And what wonder is it, that people of a worldly spiri should cleave to those who are like themselves, and suit their scheme and discourses to their corrupt taste?

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 CONJ παν 3956 A-NSN πνευμα 4151 N-NSN ο 3739 R-NSN μη 3361 PRT-N ομολογει 3670 5719 V-PAI-3S τον 3588 T-ASM ιησουν 2424 N-ASM χριστον 5547 N-ASM εν 1722 PREP σαρκι 4561 N-DSF εληλυθοτα 2064 5756 V-2RAP-ASM εκ 1537 PREP του 3588 T-GSM θεου 2316 N-GSM ουκ 3756 PRT-N εστιν 2076 5748 V-PXI-3S και 2532 CONJ τουτο 5124 D-NSN εστιν 2076 5748 V-PXI-3S το 3588 T-NSN του 3588 T-GSM αντιχριστου 500 N-GSM ο 3739 R-NSN ακηκοατε 191 5754 V-2RAI-2P-ATT οτι 3754 CONJ ερχεται 2064 5736 V-PNI-3S και 2532 CONJ νυν 3568 ADV εν 1722 PREP τω 3588 T-DSM κοσμω 2889 N-DSM εστιν 2076 5748 V-PXI-3S ηδη 2235 ADV

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    2. Hereby (en toutw). See on ii. 3.

    Know ye (ginwskete). Perceive. See on John ii. 24.

    Confesseth (omologei). See on Matt. vii. 23; x. 32.

    That Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (Ihsoun Criston en sarki elhluqota). Lit., Jesus Christ having come, etc. The whole phrase forms the direct object of the verb confesseth.

    Of God. Compare 1 Cor. xii. 3.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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