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

  • John
    Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.
  • Bruce
    Sharon:We are saved when The Father tugs on our heart and tells us we need The One that died on The Cross:John6:44/When we ask forgiveness We are Washed by his blood:Revelation1:5/Made new:2Corinthians 5:17 Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11/Sealed:Ephesians 4:30/If we are really saved we don't want no more sin! But sometimes we do sin. No our salvation is secured in Christ! If saved?
  • Wayne
    RJ, read Romans 6th chapter. Sin shall not have dominion over you. HD has good scripture and 1 John 1, if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another. And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. Talk to Jesus all day long in praise and worship and about that problem that would bring you down. God Bless You
  • Don Lyles
    Joh 6:37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
  • Sharon
    Can you lose your salvation after u o'er accepted Jesus Christmas as your savior and you do not repent that sin?
  • Wayne
    1 John 5:18-19; We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not. But he that is begotten of God keepeth himself and that wicked one touched him not. And we know that we are of God and the whole world lieth in wickedness. We must realize the scriptures are true and alive. When we see a fault in ourselves, we talk to Jesus about it and ask Him to cleanse us from that fault. Talk to him all day.

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