Yokhanan Alef 4 – יוחנן א פרק ד


1My beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to find out if they are of Elohim, because many false prophets have appeared in the world.  2Ru’akh HaElohim is known by this: every spirit which declares that Yeshua HaMashi’akh is come in flesh is from Elohim.  3And every spirit which does not declare that Yeshua HaMashi’akh is come in flesh is not from Elohim, but it is the spirit of the false Mashi’akh, of whose coming you have heard and who is even now already in the world.

4But you are of Elohim, my children, and have overcome them, because He who is among you is greater than he who is in the world.  5They are of the world; therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.  6But we are of Elohim; he who knows Elohim hears us; he who is not of Elohim does not hear us. By this we know The Ru’akh HaEmet and the spirit of error.

7My beloved, let us love one another; for love is from Elohim; and every one who loves is born of Elohim and knows Elohim.  8He who does not love does not know Elohim; for Elohim is love.  9By this was the love of Elohim toward us made known, for Elohim sent His Ben HaYakhid into the world, that we might live through Him.  10Herein is love, not that we loved Elohim, but that Elohim loved us and sent His Son to make atonement for our sins.  11My beloved, if Elohim so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  12No man has seen Elohim at any time. If we love one another, Elohim abides in us, and His love is perfected in us; 13hereby we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Ru’akh.

14And we have seen and do testify that HaAv sent His Son to be the Moshi’ah of the world.  15Whoever shall confess that Yeshua is Ben HaElohim, Elohim abides in Him and He in Elohim.  16And we have believed and have known the love that Elohim has for us. Elohim is love; and he who dwells in love abides in Elohim.

17Herein is His love made perfect in us, so that we may have boldness in Yom HaDin; because as He is, so are we in this world.  18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear is tormenting.  He who fears is not made perfect in love.  19We love Elohim because He first loved us.  20If a man says, “I love Elohim,” and yet hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohim whom he has not seen?  21And this mitzvah we have received from Him, that he who loves Elohim ought to love his brother also.

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