1 John 4:8



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

King James Version

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

International Standard Version

The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

A Conservative Version

He who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

American Standard Version

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Amplified

He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

An Understandable Version

The person who does not love [others] does not know God [as Savior], for [the very nature of] God is love.

Anderson New Testament

He that loves not, does not know God; for God is love.

Bible in Basic English

He who has no love has no knowledge of God, because God is love.

Common New Testament

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that has not social affection, does not know God; for God is love.

Darby Translation

He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

He who does not love, does not know God; for God is love.

Godbey New Testament

The one not loving with divine love does not know God; because God is divine love.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Holman Bible

The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John Wesley New Testament

He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that does not love does not know God, for God is charity.

Julia Smith Translation

He not loving knows not God; for God is love.

King James 2000

He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Modern King James verseion

The one who does not love has not known God. For God is love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is love.

Moffatt New Testament

he who does not love, does not know God, for God is love.

Montgomery New Testament

He who does not love, does not know God; for God is love.

NET Bible

The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

New Heart English Bible

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

New simplified Bible

He who does not love does not know God for God is love.

Noyes New Testament

he that loveth not hath not known God; for God is love.

Sawyer New Testament

He that loves not has not known God; for God is love.

The Emphasized Bible

He that doth not love, doth not understand God, because, God, is, love.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He that loveth not, never knew God; for God is love.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He who does not love has not learned to know God; for God is Love.

Webster

He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

Weymouth New Testament

He who is destitute of love has never had any knowledge of God; because God is love.

Williams New Testament

Whoever does not love has never come to know God by experience, because God is love.

World English Bible

He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love.

Worrell New Testament

He that loves not never knew God; because God is love.

Worsley New Testament

He, that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is love.

Youngs Literal Translation

he who is not loving did not know God, because God is love.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

not
μή 
me 
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 493
Usage: 1032

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:8

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Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 John 1:5

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Psalm 86:5

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Psalm 86:15

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, 'He is our God';

Ephesians 2:4

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Hebrews 12:29

for our God is a consuming fire.

1 John 2:4

The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

1 John 2:9

The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.

1 John 3:6

No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

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