1 John 3:10

“In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the deuill: whosoeuer doeth not righteousnesse, is not of God, neither hee that loueth not his brother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In this way it is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the Evil One; anyone who does not do righteousness or who has no love for his brother, is not a child of God.
- Basic English Bible

In this are manifest the children of God and the children of the devil. Whoever does not practise righteousness is not of God, and he who does not love his brother.
- Darby Bible

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
- Webster's Bible

By this we can distinguish God's children and the Devil's children: no one who fails to act righteously is a child of God, nor he who does not love his brother man.
- Weymouth Bible

In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother.
- World English Bible

In this thing the sones of God ben knowun, and the sones of the feend. Ech man that is not iust, is not of God, and he that loueth not his brothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

In this manifest are the children of God, and the children of the devil; every one who is not doing righteousness, is not of God, and he who is not loving his brother,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:10


3:10 Neither he that loveth not his brother - Here is the transition from the general proposition to one particular.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:10


1Jo 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Thus is the distinction clear between God's children and those of the devil. God's children are full of love and live holy lives. Those of the devil are the opposite.

Discussion for 1 John 3

  • Wayne
    Be careful who you are following! This country is getting wickeder and wickeder. Only Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, can help!!!
  • Wayne
    Vv. 1-3 states only the pure in heart will arrive in heaven. So follow the scriptures and get pure or lose out for eternity.
  • Wayne
    Jesus is the only begotten Son of God! He that commith sin is of the devil. For the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifest that He might destroy the works of the devil.
  • BSP
    Verses 17 and 18: If we have the ability to help others out and yet we fail to do so because of greed or indifference, how can we say that we love God? We need to love not only in word, but show that love by our actions.
  • Wayne
    V. 6, Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not, whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him neither known Him.
  • A disciple
    Faith works by love, and love works no evil toward his neighbor. If we say we have faith in Jesus, but are still sinning and breaking the commandments, we lie and are not of the truth; but if we keep His commandments we love one another and keep ourselves by His grace and by walking in the Spirit. If someone falls into sins of the flesh or error in doctrine we have a duty to seek his restoration.

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