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1 John 3:11

    1 John 3:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because this is the word which was given to you from the first, that we are to have love for one another;

    Webster's Revision

    For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

    World English Bible

    For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 3:11

    For this is the message - See 1 John 1:5. From the beginning God hath taught men that they should love one another. How essentially necessary this is to the comfort and well-being of man in this state of trial and difficulty, every sensible man must see. All are dependent upon all; all upon each, and each upon all. Mutual love makes this dependence pleasant and doubly profitable. Nothing can be more pleasing to an ingenuous and generous mind than to communicate acts of kindness.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 3:11

    For this is the message - Margin, "commandment." In the received text, this is ἀγγελία angelia - "a message brought;" in several manuscripts, and in later editions, it is ἐπαγγελία epangelia - "annunciation, announcement;" an order given, or a commandment, Acts 23:21. It is not very material which reading is followed. The word "command" or "rule" would express the sense with sufficient clearness. The reference is to the law given by the Saviour as a permanent direction to his disciples.

    That ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another - See the John 13:34-35 notes; 1 John 2:7 note.