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

  • Lilly
    In verses 1 John was urging Christians to think about the nature and magnitude of God’s love for them, to consider how God loves them. Comprehending Jehovah’s love in those terms will surely deepen our love for him and strengthen our relationship with him.
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    Verse 18: True Love is burden bearing( John 3:16, Galatians 6:2) and it is never convenient most times. If you wait until it is convenient for you before attending to the plights of all men( believers and heathens) you may miss out on the call of Love and/or God.
  • Wayne
    And every man that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself, even as He is pure. V.3
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 3:23 AND THIS IS HIS COMMANDMENT THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS HE GAVE US COMMANDMENT *** 1 JOHN 4:17 HEREIN IS OUR LOVE MADE PEFECT THAT WE MAY HAVE BOLDNESS IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT BECAUSE --- AS HE IS --- SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD ***** HELP US MY LORD KING THAT WE WOULD BE OBEDIENT CHILDREN I ASK AND PRAY IN YOUR NAME JESUS *****
  • Wayne
    V. 8, He that committeth sin is of the devil, for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. V. 9, Whosoever is born of God doth not commit.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM --- BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS --- AND DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT

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