1 John 4:18


“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.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 John 4:18

“There is no feare in loue, but perfect loue casteth out feare: because feare hath torment: hee that feareth, is not made perfect in loue.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 John chapter 4

“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.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“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.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“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.”
Basic English Bible

“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.”
Darby Bible

“Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath pain. And he that feareth, is not perfected in charity. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“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. ”
Webster's Bible

“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.”
Weymouth 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.”
World English Bible

“Drede is not in charite, but perfit charite puttith out drede; for drede hath peyne. But he that dredith, is not perfit in charite.”
Wycliffe Bible

“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;”
Youngs Literal Bible


Bendito Palavra's comment on 2020-11-09 22:33:02:


Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:1-11)


Sunday chansa's comment on 2020-11-09 08:02:13:

How can I become a man of GOD


Fred e Scanlan's comment on 2020-11-08 17:35:32:

I love your words. They are indeed the essence of faith. A "feeling" is much different , than from "knowing" Him. I'm thinking that new comers feel defeated when they fail. Christ expects us to ask for forgiveness. He is faithful and just to forgive our sins.


dharam's comment on 2014-07-31 06:18:09:

Fear actually paralyses faith and makes it inactive. Therefore we have to step out by faith and drop off every trace of unbelief an fear.


Sebastian's comment on 2013-10-30 15:43:22:

"For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of a love, and of a sound mind". 2 Tim 1:7


Happiness John's comment on 2013-10-17 01:34:21:

Jn.14:15 says, if you love me keep my commandment.
The only way one can be perfect in love is by keeping or obeying God's commandment, reading the scripture, singing songs of praises to God, pleasing God with your daily services, and been prayerful always. A feeling of glad any time you do some good or pleasant, that is the presents of the spirit of God in a man.
Then, the spirit of God in you will automatically tell you, you don't have reason to fear any circumtances.


Janie's comment on 2013-09-27 05:22:31:

My anxiety and panic was coming from a rejection of myself for having it. This verse freed me from it. Self hatred or rejection of parts of self cause fear. Give yourself the same respect and love you give to others. Love yourself, than you can love others.


Gitta's comment on 2013-08-19 09:56:18:

God is perfect love.
The more of Him you get filled up with then the fear must leave.
You get filled up with Him by reading the christian Bible, fellowshipping with like-minded believers, singing songs to Him, talking with Him through out the day.
Fears will be replaced by Jesus (perfect love).


suzanne's comment on 2013-08-16 17:55:52:

This verse is my favorite, its power heals anxieties!


Thomas's comment on 2013-07-17 11:11:46:

GOD is love. The love towards GOD reaches to HIM and the same love returns to our soul in perfect form in divine nature anointed by HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Such love cast out fear from a person.


david's comment on 2013-07-15 17:42:57:

When we come to know him who is love we are absorbed into his love and have perfect confidence.


Komolafe jeremiah's comment on 2013-03-01 05:50:36:

There is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear. This is because fear punishes and defrauds us but love rewards us with blessings. There is no reason to fear in demonstrating perfect love because he that loves abides in God and has God's backing/defense. Demonstrating perfect love (i.e. loving one another) is an act of obedience to God's commandment and whoever obeys or hearkens to God's voice shall dwell in safety, no evil shall befall him.


Brady's comment on 2012-03-04 10:05:29:

I would say that this is a state of mind that none save christ himself was able to achieve consistently his whole life. Perfect love is available in knowing and talking with god daily. He will guide you and help cast out the fear. God is perfect love


Rosie's comment on 2010-08-03 17:46:01:

How do I become perfect in love so that fear will no longer be apart of my daily life?


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