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1 John 4:8

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that loueth not, knoweth not God: for God is loue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has no love has no knowledge of God, because God is love.
- Basic English Bible

He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.
- Webster's Bible

He who is destitute of love has never had any knowledge of God; because God is love.
- Weymouth Bible

He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love.
- World English Bible

He that loueth not, knowith not God; for God is charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is not loving did not know God, because God is love.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:8

4:8 God is love - This little sentence brought St. John more sweetness, even in the time he was writing it, than the whole world can bring. God is often styled holy, righteous, wise; but not holiness, righteousness, or wisdom in the abstract, as he is said to be love; intimating that this is his darling, his reigning attribute, the attribute that sheds an amiable glory on all his other perfections.

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:8

1Jo 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God. He who knows not God does not love.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Shem daniel
    this is awonderful topic about spiritually growth in life ,iam so much interest in these discussion.
  • LaSandra
    No.man has seen God in the physical sense of the word, but when we look around us, we can see Him in all His creation! His love toward us is unconditional, although each of us are not perfect. That same type of love agape is commanded of us as believers in Him.
  • Orville Franklin
    Moses saw the back of God as He passed by according to the Bible.He did not see Gods face. God Bless, Orville Franklin
  • MockingBird
    When I love my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ I am loving God and the Love of God is being perfected in me. The Love I show is my reflection of my Love for Jesus Christ. I am still learning to do this . Little by little I am learning this as I go on to know my Lord God !!!!
  • Vicki
    Why would anyone need to see God? You have His word,and we are blessed with His presence in our lives.Think about all the little blinks He gives us every day!Thank You my Savior for all you do.
  • Christine for verse 12
    The commission of Jesus is to love one another and And care for one another When we help the least of them We did it on to him amen

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