1 John 4:8

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that loueth not, knoweth not God: for God is loue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has no love has no knowledge of God, because God is love.
- Basic English Bible

He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.
- Webster's Bible

He who is destitute of love has never had any knowledge of God; because God is love.
- Weymouth Bible

He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love.
- World English Bible

He that loueth not, knowith not God; for God is charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is not loving did not know God, because God is love.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:8


4:8 God is love - This little sentence brought St. John more sweetness, even in the time he was writing it, than the whole world can bring. God is often styled holy, righteous, wise; but not holiness, righteousness, or wisdom in the abstract, as he is said to be love; intimating that this is his darling, his reigning attribute, the attribute that sheds an amiable glory on all his other perfections.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:8


1Jo 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God. He who knows not God does not love.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Joan
    We must believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ suffered bleed and died for our sins and must confess it with our mouth than we are saved from our sins. There is one GOD, one FAITH and one Baptism. There is no other god but JESUS. No other God but Jesus can offer eternal life. Jesus died for our sins and we have been bought with a price. If you don't believe just fall on your knees and say Jesus!
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:3 and hereby we do know that we know HIM --IF-- we keep HIS commandments --2:4--he that saith --- I know HIM --- and keepeth not HIS commandments is a liar --- and the truth is not in him --2:5-- but whoso keepeth HIS word in him verily is the love of GOD perfected hereby know we that we are in HIM --2:6--he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk even as HE walked
  • Victoria
    1 John 4 vs 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 4:15 whosoever shall confess that JESUS is --- THE SON OF GOD --- GOD dwelleth in him and he in GOD 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 nevertheless the foundation of GOD standeth sure having this seal THE LORD knoweth them that are HIS and let --everyone-- that nameth the --- name of CHRIST --- depart from iniquity ACTS :3:26 unto you first GOD having raised up HIS SON JESUS sent HIM to bless you in turning away everyone of you from his iniquities JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but theses things ---I SAY --- that you might be saved ---
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 15:28 AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM THEN SHALL THE SON --- ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT --- UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM --- THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL
  • Sherrell shepard
    Dont agree with angies comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came. Also the other comment about as long as they believe that Jesus came in the flesh is of God no matter thier religious belief. Budda cant believe this and others like him cannot believe what they believe and believe that Jesus is God i strongly disagree.

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