Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 John 4:8 in English Standard Version "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." Joh 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 2Co 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 1Jo 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1Jo 3:10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. 1Jo 4:16 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.