Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 John 4:16 in English Standard Version "So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." Joh 6:69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 1Jo 3:24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. 1Jo 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1Jo 4:12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.