New International Version
Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
King James Bible
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Darby Bible Translation
Every one that hates his brother is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
World English Bible
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
Young's Literal Translation
Every one who is hating his brother -- a man-killer he is, and ye have known that no man-killer hath life age-during in him remaining,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer - He has the same principle in him which was in Cain, and it may lead to the same consequences.
No murderer hath eternal life - Eternal life springs from an indwelling God; and God cannot dwell in the heart where hatred and malice dwell. This text has been quoted to prove that no murderer can be saved. This is not said in the text; and there have been many instances of persons who have been guilty of murder having had deep and genuine repentance, and who doubtless found mercy from his hands who prayed for his murderers, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do! It is, however, an awful text for the consideration of those who shed human blood on frivolous pretences, or in those wars which have their origin in the worst passions of the human heart.
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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, …
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"'Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.
But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor, and then flees to one of these cities,
"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
1 John 2:9
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.
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