Verses to review today: 1 John 1:1-10; 1 John 2:2-10
New Verse: 1 John 2:11
(Since by now you probably have the first ten verses, chapter 1, down pretty well, they will be reviewed only on Sunday and Wednesday. After the next ten verses have been added, review of chapter 1 will be dropped to one day a week. The last ten verses we learned, starting with 2:1, will be reviewed completely as we have been doing on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. A verse will be dropped from daily review in chapter 2 on S,M,W,F as we continue to add a verse each day. As I have been doing, the list of verses for each day will be provided so that you don’t have to keep track.)
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. (ESV)
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. (KJV)
Greek: ὁ δὲ μισῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ ἐστὶν καὶ ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ περιπατεῖ καὶ οὐκ οἶδεν ποῦ ὑπάγει, ὅτι ἡ σκοτία ἐτύφλωσεν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ.
Transliterated Greek: ho de misōn ton adelphon autou en tē skotia estin kai en tē skotia peripatei kai ouk oiden pou hypagei, hoti hē skotia etyphlōsen tous ophthalmous autou.
Literal Word for Word Translation: but the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Vocab: ἐτύφλωσεν, etyphlōsen, he/it has made blind; ὀφθαλμοὺς, ophthalmous, his eyes;
Commentary: This verse continues verse 10. Just as loving a brother indicated being in the light – and this was not a temporary act, but on going through abiding in the light – one who hates his brother doesn’t know what he is doing and will stumble around tripping over much in his ignorance. In the practical sense, hating another causes problems that will come back to harm the one who hates. If he knew what he was doing, he wouldn’t do it.