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

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER
  • Wayne
    Baptism, 1 Peter 3:21, does not put away the filth of the flesh, but is an answer of a good conscience toward God. During baptism, if a person is not redeemed, they'll just get wet.

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