1 John 3:17
Good News Translation
If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God?

Contemporary English Version
If we have all we need and see one of our own people in need, we must have pity on that person, or else we cannot say we love God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?

whoso.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within thy gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand, . . .

Proverbs 19:17 He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.

Isaiah 58:7-10 Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh. . . .

Luke 3:11 And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.

2 Corinthians 8:9,14,15 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor for your sakes: that through his poverty you might be rich. . . .

2 Corinthians 9:5-9 Therefore I thought it necessary to desire the brethren that they would go to you before and prepare this blessing before promised, to be ready, so as a blessing, not as covetousness. . . .

1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy) . . .

Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.

shutteth.

Proverbs 12:10 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish.

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Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer shall be an abomination.

how.

1 John 4:20 If any man say: I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not?

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is born of him.

Context
Love One Another
16In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word nor in tongue, but in deed and in truth.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:7
If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within thy gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand,

Proverbs 14:31
He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.

Proverbs 21:13
He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard.

James 2:15
And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food:

James 2:16
And one of you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit?

1 John 4:20
If any man say: I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not?

Additional Translations
If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him?

Now whoever might have the world's goods, and might see his brother having need, and might close up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?

But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?

But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?

But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?

But he who hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

But if any one has this world's wealth and sees that his brother man is in need, and yet hardens his heart against him--how can such a one continue to love God?

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?

and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his bowels from him -- how doth the love of God remain in him?
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