1 John 3:11
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New International Version
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

New Living Translation
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

English Standard Version
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

New American Standard Bible
For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;

King James Bible
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another,

International Standard Version
This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

NET Bible
For this is the gospel message that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For this is the commandment that you have heard from the first: “You shall love one another”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The message that you have heard from the beginning is to love each other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, That we should love one another.

King James 2000 Bible
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

American King James Version
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

American Standard Version
For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is the declaration, which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
For this is the message which ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

English Revised Version
For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

Webster's Bible Translation
For this is the message that ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Weymouth New Testament
For this is the Message you have heard from the beginning--that we are to love one another.

World English Bible
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;

Young's Literal Translation
because this is the message that ye did hear from the beginning, that we may love one another,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:11-15 We should love the Lord Jesus, value his love, and therefore love all our brethren in Christ. This love is the special fruit of our faith, and a certain sign of our being born again. But none who rightly know the heart of man, can wonder at the contempt and enmity of ungodly people against the children of God. We know that we are passed from death to life: we may know it by the evidences of our faith in Christ, of which love to our brethren is one. It is not zeal for a party in the common religion, or affection for those who are of the same name and sentiments with ourselves. The life of grace in the heart of a regenerate person, is the beginning and first principle of a life of glory, whereof they must be destitute who hate their brother in their hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Because the message (ἀγγελία: see on 1 John 1:5) which ye heard from the beginning is this. Not merely in the beginning, but from the beginning; it was among the first announcements, and it had never ceased to be in force. Jerome, in his 'Commentary on Galatians' (Galatians 6:10), tells us that when St. John became too infirm to preach, he used often to say no more than this, "Little children, love one another." His hearers at last wearied of it, and said, "Master, why dost thou always say this?" "It is the Lord's command," he replied; "and if this alone is done, it is enough."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For this is the message,.... Sent from God by Christ, or what he in his ministry declared, and is the commandment which was so frequently urged by him, John 13:34;

that ye have heard from the beginning; of the preaching of the Gospel to them, and of their conversion; see 1 John 2:7;

that we should love one another; to which the command of Christ, the reason with which it is enforced, and the early notice of it, should engage.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. the message—"announcement," as of something good; not a mere command, as the law. The Gospel message of Him who loved us, announced by His servants, is, that we love the brethren; not here all mankind, but those who are our brethren in Christ, children of the same family of God, of whom we have been born anew.

1 John 3:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love One Another
11For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; 12not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.…
Cross References
John 13:4
so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.

John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

John 15:12
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.

1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:11
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:21
And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
Treasury of Scripture

For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

this.

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare …

1 John 2:7,8 Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment …

message. or, commandment.

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

that we.

1 John 4:7,21 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one …

John 13:34,35 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

2 John 1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment …

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