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15God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

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15. shall confess—once for all: so the Greek aorist means.

that Jesus is the Son of God—and therefore "the Saviour of the world" (1Jo 4:14).

16. And weJohn and his readers (not as 1Jo 4:14, the apostles only).

known and believed—True faith, according to John, is a faith of knowledge and experience: true knowledge is a knowledge of faith [Luecke].

to usGreek, "in our case" (see on 1Jo 4:9).

dwellethGreek, "abideth." Compare with this verse, 1Jo 4:7.