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1 John 3:11-15 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

11 For this is the telling, that ye heard at the beginning, that ye love each other;

12 not as Cain, that was of the devil, and slew his brother. And for what thing slew he him? for his works were evil, and his brother's just.

13 Brethren, do not ye wonder, if the world hateth you.

14 We know, that we be translated from death to life, for we love brethren. He that loveth not, dwelleth in death.

15 Each man that hateth his brother, is a manslayer; and ye know, that each manslayer hath not everlasting life dwelling in him.

1 John 3:11-15 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning: that you should love one another – 12 not like Cain, who was of the wicked one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s good.  13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we are translated from death to life because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother, abides in death. 15 Whosoever hates his brother is a man-slayer. And you know that no man-slayer has eternal life abiding in him.

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1 John 3:11-15 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

11 [a]For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,

12 [b]Not as [c]Cain which was of that wicked one, and slew his brother: [d]and wherefore slew he him? because his own works were evil, and his brother’s good.

13 Marvel not my brethren, though this world hate you.

14 [e]We know that we are [f]translated from death unto life, because we love the brethren: he that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.

15 [g]Whosoever hateth his brother, is a manslayer: and ye know that no manslayer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 3:11 The first reason, taken of the authority of God, which giveth the commandment.
  2. 1 John 3:12 An amplification, taken of the contrary example of Cain, which slew his brother.
  3. 1 John 3:12 He bringeth forth a very fit and very old example, wherein we may behold both the nature of the sons of God, and of the sons of the devil, and what state and condition remaineth for us in this world: and what shall be the end of both at length.
  4. 1 John 3:12 A short digression: Let us not marvel that we are hated by the world for doing our duty, for such was the condition of Abel who was a just person: and who would not rather be like him than Cain?
  5. 1 John 3:14 The second reason: Because charity is a testimony that we are translated from death to life: and therefore hatred towards the brethren is a testimony of death, and whosoever nourished it, doth as it were foster death in his bosom.
  6. 1 John 3:14 Love is a token that we are translated from death to life, for as such as by the effects the cause is known.
  7. 1 John 3:15 A confirmation: Whosoever is a murderer, is in eternal death, who so hateth his brother, is a murderer, therefore he is in death. And thereupon followeth the contrary. He that loveth his brother, hath passed to life, for indeed we are born dead.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 John 3:11-15 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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