1 John 4:2

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

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

By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
New American Standard Bible

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
New International Version

This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
The Amplified Bible

By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source];
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

In this you know experientially the Spirit of God. Every spirit who agrees [to the doctrinal statement] that Jesus Christ has come in the sphere of the flesh [i.e., in incarnation] and still remains incarnate [in human form] is of God;
Phillips’ Modern English

You can test whether they come from God in this simple way: every spirit that acknowledges the fact that Jesus Christ actually became man, comes from God,
Williams’ Language of the People

In this way you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spiritual utterance which owns that Jesus Christ has come in human form comes from God,
 
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Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. Error; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard The spirit of error may be just another name for the spirit of antichrist - its goals and tactics are extremely similar.

  2. One Hundred and Seven Theses - Steve Camp Christianity today is increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than the Spirit of Christ. We call ourselves to repent of this sin and to recover the historic Christian faith in the arts again.

  3. The Special Warning to the Church by the Writer of the Apocalypse; War On the Saints - Jesse Penn-Lewis Not everyone claiming to be a teacher is what he claims to be.

  4. 2. Your Father the Devil; The Sons of the Devil - Neil Girrard Anyone who is a tool in the hands of Satan for any kind of divisiveness and destruction or who imitates the arrogance and rebellious nature of Satan is simply a son of Satan, a tare among the wheat.
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