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 for 1 John 3:15

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 for 1 John 3:15

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

  • Mishael on 1 John 3:15
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  • Susie Ridgley on 1 John 3:15
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord (Psalm 15:6). It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord for He is good. Jesus said there is none good, but God. Let us praise God with all our soul, energy and strength. When we read the Bible and meditate on spiritual things it brings joy and happiness. All during the day, take time to praise and worship God in the name of Jesus. Know that the Lord takes pleasure in his people (Psalm 149:4). God created all things to praise Him: angels, sun, moon, stars, heavens, fire, hail, snow, vapour, stormy wind, fulfilling his word, mountains, hills, fruitful trees, beasts, cattle, creeping things, flying fowl: kings, all people, princes, judges, young men and maidens, old men, women and children (Psalm 148:1-12). The Lord's name is excellent. There is no one like our holy and sovereign God. When I think about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, I feel good, good, good. All during the day, praise the Lord. The best "medicine" comes directly from Jesus as a gift of his mercy, grace, with covered by his love. When you're feeling good -- Praise the Lord. In times of weakness -- Praise the Lord. He is worthy of all praise. Praise lifts our very soul and takes us to heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Absorb the goodness of the Lord in your spirit. God is with us when we love and praise Him. Each day with Christ is a heavenly experience. Talk about God all day and reap spiritual bebefits.
  • Randy on 1 John 3:15
    So which is it? Did Jesus take away all of our sin? Or are we still yet sinners? Have you not read...the flesh profits nothing. Make no provision for the flesh! (Stumbling stone)
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    1 John 3:5: "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin."

    Verses, as the above, or where we read that Jesus has removed our sins, etc. primarily show us that Jesus' coming & shedding of His Blood, was God's basis to be able to forgive us our sins, Hebrews 9:22. Without Jesus' death & resurrection, payment for sin, hence forgiveness of sin, could never be made. So, in "taking away our sins", it's implied that we're forgiven both at the time of our coming to Christ for salvation & in our on-going experience in our Christian walk. The efficacy of His Blood is available to all who come with their sin, confessing to God.

    Being born again of the Spirit, doesn't remove the fact that we're still in bodies of flesh, corrupted by sin. The purpose of the Spirit's Work is to reside in the believer & transform his spirit from one given to sin to one given to holy living. Does this make us sinless & unable to sin? Never. The only way that could happen is if God, in the process of transforming our spirits also gave us new bodies untainted by sin, as in the pre-Fall days. While in this "body of death", temptation to sin will always be at our door - we will always be engaged in war between the spirit & the flesh, Galatians 5:16,17. And at times, we will lose the battle, but thanks be to God Who forgives us & gives us victory through His Son. Our only escape from sin's pull on us is through our death or translation.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    Amen, study romans ch 6,7 and 8
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    It's both. Yes, Jesus offers all of us a free gift, however, it's conditional. The condition is that we believe, repent, confess our sin, accept that Jesus is Lord and God's son, and follow Him. Link
  • Yvonne dennis - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death 1 john:5: 16-17
  • Yvonne dennis - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    the word of GOD will tell who you because of your character. if we read an with understanding revelation from GOD and obedient.1 JOHN:3 :10,16-18
  • David W Black on 1 John 3:15
    Just trying to help. It makes a huge difference to place yourself in the right church. The Bible names the right one as the Church of God. I go to a congregation of the Church of God, at Mercersburg, PA. We are not pentecostal; speaking in tongues is not proof of the Holy Ghost; a holy, sin free, righteous life is proof however, and is recognized by God as being right.

    In the US, there are several true Church of God congregations: Mercersburg & Connoquenessing PA, Manassas & Waynesboro VA, near De Graff and near Hamilton, OH, Corbin, KY, near Hayden, ID, Iaeger/Harmon Branch, WV, Brandon, FL, Birmingham & Huntsville/Chase, AL, Porter, OK, Mattoon, IL, Avondale, AR. These represent the ones known in the US to be in fellowship and are standing true. There are other congregations around the world; these just represent here in the US. Near any of these US locations? Want truth and correct Bible teaching? A God called pastor is at these locations. Revelation 18:2 says Babylon is fallen vs 4 says to come out. So if or when you come out of false churches, here's where to go, to find truth, salvation from sin. Ep. 4:4 tells us there's 1 body, 1 Lord, 1 faith... these locations are part of that 1 body. 1 Co. 1:10 we're admonished to speak the same thing; not languages like English, Spanish, etc. but in doctrine. There is one doctrine these congregations follow; having rightly divided truth as in 2 Tim 2:15. If you desire true preaching that delivers from sin, and keeps you on the path God wants for you, attend one of these locations, repent from sin, cease the sin business, be taught about sanctification, obtain it by prayer when you remain sinless, then be fully saved and pleasing to God. If you want more info, just ask.
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    Continue to pray, everything is possible with Jesus have faith in him he will answer you in his own time repent your sins . God bless you.


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