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Bible in Basic English

But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him?

New American Standard Bible

But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?

King James Version

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Holman Bible

If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?

International Standard Version

Whoever has earthly possessions and notices a brother in need and yet withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God be present in him?

A Conservative Version

But whoever has the world's living, and sees his brother having need, and closes his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

American Standard Version

But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?

Amplified

But whoever has the world’s goods (adequate resources), and sees his brother in need, but has no compassion for him, how does the love of God live in him?

An Understandable Version

Now whoever has [a sufficient amount of] life's possessions and [then] observes one of his [Christian] brothers who does not have enough to get by on, but does not feel sorry for him [i.e., enough to help him out], surely a love for God does not continue to live in that person's heart.

Anderson New Testament

Whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts his heart against him, how dwells the love of God in him?

Common New Testament

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that possesses the enjoyments of life, and seeing his brother in want, has no compassion for him, how can he be said to have any divine love?

Darby Translation

But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Whoever, therefore, has the goods of this world, and sees his brother in need, and yet shuts up his compassion from him, how abides the love of God in him?

Godbey New Testament

Whosoever may have the sustenance of the world, and see his brother having need, and shut up his sympathies from him, how dwells the divine love of God in him?

Goodspeed New Testament

But if someone who is rich sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how can he have any love for God in his heart?

John Wesley New Testament

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Julia Smith Translation

And whoever has the life of the world, and sees his brother having need, and should shut up his bowels from him, how remains the love of God in him?

King James 2000

But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But whoever has the world's material possessions and observes his brother {in need} and shuts his heart against him, how does the love of God reside in him?

Modern King James verseion

But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels from him, how does the love of God dwell in him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He, then, that hath the substance of the world, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him: how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Moffatt New Testament

But whoever possesses this world's goods, and notices his brother in need, and shuts his heart against him, how can love to God remain in him?

Montgomery New Testament

But whoever has this world's goods, and beholds his brother in need, and shuts up his heart against him, how can the love of God continue to abide in him?

NET Bible

But whoever has the world's possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person?

New Heart English Bible

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?

Noyes New Testament

But whoever hath this worlds goods, and seeth his brother having need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Sawyer New Testament

And whoever has the goods of the world and sees his brother have need, and withholds his compassions from him, how continues the love of God in him?

The Emphasized Bible

But, whoso hath this world's goods, and beholdeth his brother having, need, and shutteth up his tender affections from him, how, is, the love of God, abiding in him?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But whosoever hath worldly abundance, and seeth his brother under necessity, and shutteth his bowels of compassion against him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, if any one has worldly possessions, and yet looks on while his Brother is in want, and steels his heart against him, how can it be said that the love of God is within him?

Webster

But he who hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Weymouth New Testament

But if any one has this world's wealth and sees that his brother man is in need, and yet hardens his heart against him--how can such a one continue to love God?

Williams New Testament

But if anyone has the world's means of supporting life and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how can love to God remain in him?

World English Bible

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?

Worrell New Testament

But whosoever possesses the goods of the world, and beholds his brother having need, and shuts up his compassion from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

Worsley New Testament

But if any one, who hath the good things of the world, seeth his brother in want, and shutteth up his bowels from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Youngs Literal Translation

and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his bowels from him -- how doth the love of God remain in him?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

βίος 
Bios 
Usage: 6

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

θεωρέω 
theoreo 
Usage: 40

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

κλείω 
Kleio 
shut, shut up
Usage: 8

σπλάγχνον 
Splagchnon 
Usage: 11

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

him

Usage: 0

how
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

the love
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Images 1 John 3:17

Prayers for 1 John 3:17

Context Readings

God Is Love, So Love One Another

16 In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers. 17 But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him? 18 My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.



Cross References

1 John 4:20

If a man says, I have love for God, and has hate for his brother, his words are false: for how is the man who has no love for his brother whom he has seen, able to have love for God whom he has not seen?

Isaiah 58:7-10

Is it not to give your bread to those in need, and to let the poor who have no resting-place come into your house? to put a robe on the unclothed one when you see him, and not to keep your eyes shut for fear of seeing his flesh?

Hebrews 13:16

But go on doing good and giving to others, because God is well-pleased with such offerings.

Proverbs 19:17

He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward.

Luke 3:11

And he made answer and said to them, He who has two coats, let him give to him who has not even one; and he who has food, let him do the same.

James 2:15

If a brother or a sister is without clothing and in need of the day's food,

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If in any of your towns in the land which the Lord your God is giving you, there is a poor man, one of your countrymen, do not let your heart be hard or your hand shut to him;

Proverbs 12:10

An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel.

Proverbs 28:9

As for the man whose ear is turned away from hearing the law, even his prayer is disgusting.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.

2 Corinthians 8:14-15

But so that things may be equal; that from those things of which you have more than enough at the present time their need may be helped, and that if you are in any need they may be a help to you in the same way, making things equal.

2 Corinthians 9:5-9

So it seemed to me wise for the brothers to go before, and see that the amount which you had undertaken to give was ready, so that it might be a cause for praise, and not as if we were making profit out of you.

1 Timothy 6:17-18

Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use;

1 John 5:1

Everyone who has faith that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God: and everyone who has love for the Father has love for his child.

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