Verses to review today: 1 John 1:1-3:13
New Verse: 1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. (ESV)
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. (KJV)
Greek: ἡμεῖς οἴδαμεν ὅτι μεταβεβήκαμεν ἐκ τοῦ θανάτου εἰς τὴν ζωήν, ὅτι ἀγαπῶμεν τοὺς ἀδελφούς• ὁ μὴ ἀγαπῶν μένει ἐν τῷ θανάτῳ.
Transliterated Greek: hēmeis oidamen hoti metabebēkamen ek tou thanatou eis tēn zōēn, hoti agapōmen tous adelphous• ho mē agapōn menei en tō thanatō.
Literal Word for Word Translation: We know that we have passed from death into life, because we love the brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.
Vocab: μεταβεβήκαμεν, metabebēkamen, we have passed over; θανάτου, thanatou, of death.
Commentary: The love of our brothers is the evidence that we have been saved by Christ, the Word, the Light that came into the world.