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1 John 2:10

    1 John 2:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that loves his brother stays in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who has love for his brother is in the light, and there is no cause of error in him.

    Webster's Revision

    He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.

    World English Bible

    He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 2:10

    He that loveth his brother - That is, his neighbor, his fellow creature, whether Jew or Gentile, so as to bear him continual good will, and to be ready to do him every kind office; abideth in the light - not only gives proof that he has received Christ Jesus the Lord, but that he walks in him, that he retains the grace of his justification, and grows therein.

    And there is none occasion of stumbling in him - Και σκανδαλον εν αυτῳ ουκ εστιν· And there is no stumbling block in him; he neither gives nor receives offense: love prevents him from giving any to his neighbor; and love prevents him from receiving any from his neighbor, because it leads him to put the best construction on every thing. Besides, as he walks in the light, he sees the stumbling blocks that are in the way, and avoids them; every part of his path being illuminated. Many fall into sin because they do not see the snares that are in the way; and they do not see the snares because they either have not received, or do not abide in, the light.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 2:10

    He that loveth his brother abideth in the light - Has true religion, and enjoys it.

    And there is none occasion of stumbling in him - Margin, "scandal." Greek, "and there is no stumbling" (or scandal - σκάνδαλον skandalon - in him.) The word here used, means anything against which one strikes or stumbles; and then a stumbling-block, an impediment, or anything which occasions a fall. Then it is used in a moral or spiritual sense, as denoting that which is the occasion of falling into sin. See the Matthew 5:29 note, and Romans 14:13 note. Here it refers to an individual in respect to his treatment of others, and means that there is nothing, so far as he is concerned, to lead him into sin. - Robinson, Lexicon. If he has love to the brethren, he has true religion; and there is, so far as the influence of this shall extend, nothing that will be the occasion of his falling into sin in his conduct toward them, for "love worketh no ill to his neighbor," Romans 13:10. His course will be just, and upright, and benevolent. He will have no envy toward them in their prosperity, and will not be disposed to detract from their reputation in adversity; he will have no feelings of exultation when they fall, and will not be disposed to take advantage of their misfortunes; and, loving them as brethren, he will be in no respect under temptation to do them wrong. In the bosom of one who loves his brother, the baleful passions of envy, malice, hatred, and uncharitableness, can have no place. At the same time, this love of the brethren would have an important effect on his whole Christian life and walk, for there are few things that will have more influence on a man's character in keeping him from doing wrong, than the love of the good and the pure. He who truly loves good people, will not be likely in any respect to go astray from the paths of virtue.