1 John 3:15

“Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer hateth his brother, is a murtherer, and yee knowe that no murtherer hath eternall life abiding in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Anyone who has hate for his brother is a taker of life, and you may be certain that no taker of life has eternal life in him.
- Basic English Bible

Every one that hates his brother is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
- Darby Bible

Whoever hateth his brother, is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
- Webster's Bible

Every one who hates his brother man is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has the Life of the Ages continuing in him.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
- World English Bible

Ech man that hatith his brother, is a man sleere; and ye witen, that ech mansleere hath not euerlastinge lijf dwellinge in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Every one who is hating his brother -- a man-killer he is, and ye have known that no man-killer hath life age-during in him remaining,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:15


3:15 He, I say, abideth in spiritual death, is void of the life of God. For whosoever hateth his brother, and there is no medium between loving and hating him, is, in God's account, a murderer: every degree of hatred being a degree of the same temper which moved Cain to murder his brother. And no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him - But every loving believer hath. For love is the beginning of eternal life. It is the same, in substance, with glory.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:15


1Jo 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. Has the germs from which murder springs lurking in his heart. Hatred led Cain to murder; so it does many other who sin likewise. And ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. It is impossible for a man to have the spirit of murder in him and yet have eternal life.

Discussion for 1 John 3:15

  • Christine stapleton for verse 15
    I BELIEVE 1 JOHN 3:15 ALLUTES TO THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS WHOSOEVER LOOKETH UPON A WOMAN TO LUST AFTER HER HATH COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER IN HIS HEART. HE DIDN 'T ACTUALLY LAY HOLD OF HER PHYSICALLY, BUT WAS CHARGED AS IF HE DID ! BECAUSE ANYTIME SOMETHING IA IN YOUR HEART IF IT STAYS THERE LONG ENOUGH AS SOON AS OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF.... YOU WILL CARRY IT OUT !
  • Matthew gene for verse 15
    If you hate your brother enough to murder him.Then how could you love your nabor or your nabors nabor.Or even so how could you love your mother or father.Then this being said how could you love God or Jesus and the holysprit.
  • Norman bensette for verse 15
    Hello friends,what are my thought's about this verse in my opinion i see for one thing that this verse is directly speaking to a, BROTHER! you may say what kind of brother, is it a brother who is a bible believeing, god fearing, toughtalking, walking, professing,and may i go on further etc etc.or just a brother who may have not know the in depth love and character of GOD the father and jesus and the holy spirit.You can't dislike a brother once you have experiance an offence coming your way like it say, later in the chapter about cain killing his brother abel for he was jealous of his actions I DON'T CARE how much you may say within yourself how much you love the lord, as far as im concerned, you can still have all the opportunite in the world to receive an offence, GOD forbid that you who are a christian can hold on to these impulses you who should be more caring about the next person, not just your brother, yes a person, that person may be the one you see over and over again sitting in the back row well why dont you just walk up to him and introduce yourself instead of thinking about how brother offended you if he does go to him and ask for forgiveness, to crucify that anger in your heart and replace it with gods love ,sorry cant love god and hate your brother at the same time. So i can ask jesus in my heart, yes, be saved yes BUT! can i still have a oppertunity for an offence yes, no, yes, no, well what is it STOPPPPPP! we need to still day by day grow up in spiritaly need for gods love thats what we need in our lives so i welcome offence not that i should be a partaker of what was done wrongfully to me both good or bad but that i should yeild every memeber of my body to be subjected to jesus my saviour for his glory not mine.

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