New International Version
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.
King James Bible
He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
Darby Bible Translation
He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now.
World English Bible
He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now.
Young's Literal Translation
he who is saying, in the light he is, and his brother is hating, in the darkness he is till now;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that saith he is in the light - He that professes to be a convert to Christianity, even in the lowest degree; and hateth his brother - not only does not love him, but wills and does him evil, as the Jews did the Gentiles; is in darkness - has received no saving knowledge of the truth; and, whatever he may pretend, is in heathen ignorance, or even worse than heathen ignorance, to the present time, notwithstanding the clear shining of the light of the Gospel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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2 Samuel 13:22
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1 John 2:11
But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
1 John 3:10
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God's child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.
1 John 3:15
Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
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