Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

King James Version

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Holman Bible

There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.

International Standard Version

There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.

A Conservative Version

Fear is not in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear holds punishment, and he who is afraid has not been fully perfected in love.

American Standard Version

There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Amplified

There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love's complete perfection].

An Understandable Version

There is no [reason for] fear if one [really] loves, but a complete love removes fear [from us] because fear produces punishment [i.e., mental anxiety], and the person who is [always] afraid does not have a complete love.

Anderson New Testament

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment: he that fears is not made perfect in love.

Bible in Basic English

There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love.

Common New Testament

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. And he who fears is not made perfect in love.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Fear is a stranger to love; for perfect loves excludes all fear: since pain is the object of fear, he that is affected with fear, cannot be sincere in his love.

Darby Translation

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has torment, and he that fears has not been made perfect in love.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment: therefore, he who fears is not made perfect in love.

Godbey New Testament

There is no fear in divine love; but perfect divine love casts out the fear: because the fear has torment; and the one fearing has not been made perfect in the divine love.

Goodspeed New Testament

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. For fear suggests punishment and no one who feels fear has attained perfect love.

John Wesley New Testament

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath torment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In charity there is no fear; but charity that is perfect casts out fear; because fear has torment; from which he that fears is not complete in charity.

Julia Smith Translation

Fear is not in love; but perfected love casts out fear: for fear has restraint. And he fearing has not been perfected in love.

King James 2000

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has to do with punishment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[There] is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear includes punishment, and the one who is afraid has not been perfected in love.

Modern King James verseion

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment. He who fears has not been perfected in love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out all fear, for fear hath painfulness. He therefore that feareth is not perfect in love.

Moffatt New Testament

Love has no dread in it; no, love in its fulness drives all dread away, for dread has to do with punishment ??anyone who has dread, has not reached the fulness of love.

Montgomery New Testament

Fear does not exist in love; but love, when it is perfect, drives out fear. For fear has always torment, and he who has fear is not yet perfected in love.

NET Bible

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love.

New Heart English Bible

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.

Noyes New Testament

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Sawyer New Testament

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has pain; and he that is afraid is not made perfect in love.

The Emphasized Bible

Fear, existeth not, in love, but, perfect love, casteth fear, outside; because, fear, hath correction: he that feareth, hath not been made perfect, in love.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Fear is not in this love; but the perfect love casteth out fear: for fear hath anguish. He that is afraid is not made perfect in love.

Twentieth Century New Testament

There is no fear in love. No! Love, when perfect, drives out fear, for fear implies punishment, and the man who feels fear has not attained to perfect love.

Webster

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth, is not made perfect in love.

Weymouth New Testament

Love has in it no element of fear; but perfect love drives away fear, because fear involves pain, and if a man gives way to fear, there is something imperfect in his love.

Williams New Testament

There is no fear in love, and perfect love drives out fear, because fear pertains to punishment, and no one who is subject to fear has attained perfection in love.

World English Bible

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.

Worrell New Testament

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment; and he who fears is not made perfect in love.

Worsley New Testament

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment; but he that feareth is not perfected in love.

Youngs Literal Translation

fear is not in the love, but the perfect love doth cast out the fear, because the fear hath punishment, and he who is fearing hath not been made perfect in the love;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

φόβος 
Phobos 
φόβος 
Phobos 
φόβος 
Phobos 
Usage: 46
Usage: 46
Usage: 46

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105
Usage: 105

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

βάλλω 
Ballo 
Usage: 66

ἔξω 
Exo 
Usage: 50

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

κόλασις 
Kolasis 
Usage: 1

φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

is
τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

Devotionals

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Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 19 We love, because He first loved us.


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Romans 8:15

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

Luke 1:74-75

To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,

1 John 4:12

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

Job 15:21

"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.

Psalm 73:19

How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!

Psalm 88:15-16

I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on; I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.

James 2:19

You believe that God is one You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

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