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

  • 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.
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    Your love for your mother is God sent let your heart cry out through the Holy spirit I pray that your mother keep the faith and that Jesus will comfort you and your mother and family don't give up . praise Jesus forever and forever.
  • What does Edify mean on 1 John 3:15
    Ephesians 4:29

    Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

    1 Thessalonians 5:11

    Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

    1 Timothy 1:4

    Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    To Edify simply means to encourage, uplift or to give moral or spiritual benefit to someone.

    In Eph 4:29, Paul was dealing with the sort of things we might talk about. Many then spoke useless or accusatory things of each other. Rather, they should use their tongue for another's benefit or blessing. See also James 1:26 and 3:5-8.

    In 1 Thes 5:11, Paul was dealing with Christians in that Church that were fearful & despairing that those who had died would miss out on being resurrected at Christ's coming & also about the coming Day of the Lord. He encouraged them in these matters & told them to edify each other, especially those that were still fearful.

    In 1 Tim 1:4, again Paul ministering to young Timothy, encouraged him to avoid matters & discussions that only gave rise to more questions & disputings that led to no fruitful outcome. Rather concentrate on matters that would strengthen & encourage other believers: things that blessed the hearer & had great eternal value.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    I will think about what you've said. I much prefer to help people in the prayer room.

    You are kindness, that I would like to be. Thanks for your concern.
  • Mishael on 1 John 3:15
    There is plenty of comment already written by people who study long hours on it.

    Scroll down to the. 1-100 pages of past days, comment.

    Yeah, it will take time to look through of all of that, but in it you will find gems of wisdom.

    Like this: animals DO NOT have souls.
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    Keep the faith continue to pray with a loving heart God knows everything and he hasn't forgotten you he loves you . I will pray for in the spirit let your example show others you are a child of God bless you.
  • Andy G van den Berg on 1 John 3:15
    On 1 JOHN 3:1

    By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of their natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13; 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).

    By attending a man-made institution a few hours a week (Acts 7:48; 17:24), does not mean that a person can make a claim that they are followers of Christ and 'Born Again'. That is falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; Rev. 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

    Only through 'True Repentance' will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    Good morning Andy, I suppose we all could copy, paste and post mostly the same scriptures on the comment page here on this website everyday, but how would that edify?

  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 John 3:15
    Heavenly Father, I pray that you will cover this problem with your loving hand. While my mind is confused and struggles to find the right path, I know that you can heal any situation. Bring your peace and hope to my life. Hold me close to you so that my heart and mind may be kept safe. I pray that you will use the power of your truth to transform any darkness into your love and light. You are my fortress and my place of refuge. In times of difficulties, I turn to you for protection from harm. Thank you for protecting me and giving me all of my blessings in life. Amen.

    Read the Psalms David wrote in his later life. It helps me. They are songs and prayers. Your spirit needs to be fed on Gods Word right now.

    For help with your son, Proverbs helped me get through his teen years. When they're trying "to launch" it can be painful for both of you. Trust God and He'll get you through it.


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