1 John 3:11

“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this is the message that yee heard from the beginning, that wee should loue one another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because this is the word which was given to you from the first, that we are to have love for one another;
- Basic English Bible

For this is the message which ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:
- Darby Bible

For this is the message that ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
- Webster's Bible

For this is the Message you have heard from the beginning--that we are to love one another.
- Weymouth Bible

For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
- World English Bible

For this is the tellyng, that ye herden at the bigynnyng, that ye loue ech othere;
- Wycliffe Bible

because this is the message that ye did hear from the beginning, that we may love one another,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:11


1Jo 3:11 This is the message . . . that we should love one another. God's charge has always been that we should love each other. See Joh 13:34 15:12,17 Ro 13:8 1Th 4:9 1Pe 1:22 1Jo 3:23 4:7,11,12 2Jo 1:5.

Discussion for 1 John 3

  • A disciple
    Dear Vicki; I have to address part of what you wrote. You said, "..That may RESULT in changed behavior but it s not changed behavior that saves. See Ephesians 2:8-9." But you have to complete the sentence! "..For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." If we don't show a good result and proof of Grace, we perish!
  • A disciple
    Dear Vicki; There will be MANY who are left standing OUTSIDE and UNABLE TO ENTER; because THEY DID NOT DO WHAT JESUS HAS COMMANDED US! It is a false teaching that will damn the souls of those who believe it; that says, because salvation is a gift we somehow have nothing to do! EVERYTHING that Jesus taught is that we must DO whatever He says if we hope at all to be saved!Mt. 5:16; 7:13-27; 21:28-31
  • Vicki
    Son of David, would you by chance be Catholic? I know they don t believe we can know we re saved until we die and that is false and directly contradicts Scripture. See 1 John 5:13. Salvation is a gift, we do not earn it by how we live. We receive it as a gift by faith in Christ. That may RESULT in changed behavior but it s not changed behavior that saves. See Ephesians 2:8-9.
  • Navin kumar Erpulla
    My beloved, i was having a torrid time in my work place, i dont blame my boss but my heart started condemning my self or the situation is against me. I have decided i will not complain this year. This scripture has given me some light on what God thinks about me and not what my heart thinks about me. In Christ Navin
  • A disciple
    "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things." 1 John 3:20 The Lord wants us to walk in love, with a good conscience and a pure heart and faith without hypocrisy. Sin and temptation to sin especially, is deceitful. In the innermost parts of our soul we are confronted with a dreadful crisis every time we are tempted to sin. Do what's right according to God's holy and wise commandment or, pretend like we don't hear, harden the heart, burn the conscience, and dare to do what your flesh is screaming for. You can turn a deaf ear and give Jesus the back and deceive yourself but you will never deceive God! The wicked shall fall by his own wickedness but the integrity of the upright shall preserve him. This whole chapter is about DOING and WALKING, and not just empty talking about being a Christian! When we are of the Truth we will hear Jesus' Voice and that means, as in, being watchful and attentive to obey His Voice and DO whatever He says! If anyone thinks that faith and talk alone without any obligation to DO is enough for us actually BEING saved he better look again!
  • BSP
    Our mistakes and faults can constantly condemn us but if we are truly repentant and seek God s forgiveness we can be confident in his forgiveness.

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