1 John 3:14
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New International Version
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.

King James Bible
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

Darby Bible Translation
*We* know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love [his] brother abides in death.

World English Bible
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who doesn't love his brother remains in death.

Young's Literal Translation
we -- we have known that we have passed out of the death to the life, because we love the brethren; he who is not loving the brother doth remain in the death.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We know that we have passed from death unto life - Death and life are represented here as two distinct territories, states, or kingdoms, to either of which the inhabitants of either may be removed. This is implied in the term μεταβεβηκαμεν, from μετα, denoting change of place, and βαινω, I go. It is the same figure which St. Paul uses, Colossians 1:13 : Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love. The believers to whom St. John writes had been once in the region and shadow of death, in the place where sin and death reigned, whose subjects they were; but they had left that kingdom of oppression, wretchedness, and wo, and had come over to the kingdom of life, whose king was the Prince and Author of life; where all was liberty, prosperity, and happiness; where life and love were universally prevalent, and death and hatred could not enter. We know, therefore, says the apostle, that we are passed over from the territory of death to the kingdom of life, because we love the brethren, which those who continue in the old kingdom - under the old covenant, can never do; for he that loveth not his brother abideth in death. He has never changed his original residence. He is still an unconverted, unrenewed sinner.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

We know.

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 5:2,13,19,20 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments...

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

we have.

Luke 15:24,32 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry...

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...

Ephesians 2:1,5 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins...

because.

1 John 2:10 He that loves his brother stays in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

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...

1 John 4:7,8,12,21 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

John 15:12,17 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you...

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 1:15 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Hebrews 6:10,11 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

that loveth.

1 John 2:9,11 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now...

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

Proverbs 21:16 The man that wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

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The Purifying Hope
Eversley, 1869. Windsor Castle, 1869. 1 John iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." Let us consider this noble text, and see something, at least, of what it has to tell us. It is, like all God's messages, all God's laws, ay, like God's world in which we live and breathe,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Love that Calls us Sons
'Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God....'--1 John iii. 1. One or two points of an expository character will serve to introduce what else I have to say on these words. The text is, I suppose, generally understood as if it pointed to the fact that we are called the sons of God as the great exemplification of the wonderfulness of His love. That is a perfectly possible view of the connection and meaning of the text. But if we are to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The End of Christ's Coming
"For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8. 1. Many eminent writers, heathen as well as Christian, both in earlier and later ages, have employed their utmost labour and art in painting the beauty of virtue. And the same pains they have taken to describe, in the liveliest colours, the deformity of vice; both of vice in general, and of those particular vices which were most prevalent in their respective ages and countries. With equal care
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

The Great Privilege of those that are Born of God
"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin." 1 John 3:9. 1. It has been frequently supposed, that the being born of God was all one with the being justified; that the new birth and justification were only different expressions, denoting the same thing: It being certain, on the one hand, that whoever is justified is also born of God; and, on the other, that whoever is born of God is also justified; yea, that both these gifts of God are given to every believer in one and the same moment. In one
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
John 5:24
"Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

John 13:35
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

1 John 2:10
Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.

1 John 5:2
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

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