1 John 3:14

“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wee know that wee haue passed from death vnto life, because wee loue the brethren: he that loueth not his brother, abideth in death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are conscious that we have come out of death into life because of our love for the brothers. He who has no love is still in death.
- Basic English Bible

*We* know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love [his] brother abides in death.
- Darby Bible

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.
- Webster's Bible

As for us, we know that we have already passed out of death into Life--because we love our brother men. He who is destitute of love continues dead.
- Weymouth Bible

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who doesn't love his brother remains in death.
- World English Bible

We witen, that we ben translatid fro deeth to lijf, for we louen britheren. He that loueth not, dwellith in deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

we -- we have known that we have passed out of the death to the life, because we love the brethren; he who is not loving the brother doth remain in the death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:14


3:14 We know - As if he had said, We ourselves could not love our brethren, unless we were passed from spiritual death to life, that is, born of God. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death - That is, is not born of God. And he that is not born of God, cannot love his brother.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:14


1Jo 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. If our hearts are filled with brotherly love this shows that we are God's children; and the opposite is also true.

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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