Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

King James Version

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Holman Bible

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

International Standard Version

Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

A Conservative Version

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but examine the spirits, whether they are of God, because many FALSE prophets have gone out into the world.

American Standard Version

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Amplified

Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.

An Understandable Version

Loved ones, do not believe [the message of] every spirit [i.e., every person claiming to be a teacher], but test the spirits [i.e., require proof that they and their message are genuine] to see whether they represent God [or not], because many false prophets have begun circulating throughout the world.

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, believe not every spirit; but prove the spirits, whether they are from God: for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Bible in Basic English

My loved ones, do not put your faith in every spirit, but put them to the test, to see if they are from God: because a great number of false prophets have gone out into the world.

Common New Testament

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Darby Translation

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, if they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they be from God; because many false prophets are gone forth into the world.

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits if they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friends, do not believe every inspired utterance, but test the utterances to see whether they come from God, for many false prophets have come out into the world.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Julia Smith Translation

Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they are of God: for many false prophets have come out into the world.

King James 2000

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits [to determine] if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Modern King James verseion

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but try the spirits to see if they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye beloved, believe not every spirit: but prove the spirits whether they be of God, or not: for many false prophets are gone out in to the world.

Moffatt New Testament

Do not believe every spirit, beloved, but test the spirits to see if they come from God; for many false prophets have emerged in the world.

Montgomery New Testament

Do not believe every spirit, beloved, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets are gone out into the world.

NET Bible

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

New Heart English Bible

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone forth into the world.

Sawyer New Testament

BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

The Emphasized Bible

Beloved! not in every spirit, believe ye, but test the spirits, whether they are, of God; because, many false prophets, have gone out into the world.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

BELOVED, believe not every pretender to inspiration, but bring these spirits to the trial whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone forth into the world.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friends, do not trust every inspiration, but test each inspiration, to see whether it proceeds from God; because many false Prophets have gone out into the world.

Webster

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Weymouth New Testament

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but put the spirits to the test to see whether they are from God; for many false teachers have gone out into the world.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, stop believing every so-called spiritual utterance, but keep testing them to see whether they come from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

World English Bible

Beloved, don't believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone forth into the world.

Worsley New Testament

Beloved, believe not every Spirit, but try the spirits, whether they be of God: for many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Youngs Literal Translation

Beloved, every spirit believe not, but prove the spirits, if of God they are, because many false prophets have gone forth to the world;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
believe , commit unto , commit to trust , be committed unto , be put in trust with , be commit to one's trust , believer
Usage: 163

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

try
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

the spirits
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709

God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
many , much , great ,
Usage: 292

ψευδοπροφήτης 
Pseudoprophetes 
Usage: 6

ἐξέρχομαι 
Exerchomai 
go out , come , depart , go , go forth , come out , come forth ,
Usage: 164

εἰς 
Eis 
into , to , unto , for , in , on , toward , against ,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:1

Images 1 John 4:1

Context Readings

How To Recognize The Spirit Of God

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;


Cross References

2 Peter 2:1

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

1 John 2:18

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

Luke 12:57

"And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:29

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

1 Timothy 4:1

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

2 John 1:7

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Revelation 2:2

'I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;

Deuteronomy 13:1-5

"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Proverbs 14:15

The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 29:8-9

"For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream.

Matthew 7:15-16

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Matthew 24:4-5

And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.

Matthew 24:23-26

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.

Mark 13:21

"And then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ'; or, 'Behold, He is there'; do not believe him;

Luke 21:8

And He said, "See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near ' Do not go after them.

Acts 20:29

"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

Romans 16:18-19

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.



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