Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

Holman Bible

The one 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

The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]

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.

John Wesley New Testament

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

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.

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
G25
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

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:8

Images 1 John 4:8

Prayers for 1 John 4:8

Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

7 Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. 8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, goodbye. Keep on growing to maturity. Keep listening to my appeals. Continue agreeing with each other and living in peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 John 1:5

This is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness none at all!

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Exodus 34:6-7

The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and filled with gracious love and truth.

Psalm 86:5

Indeed you, Lord, are kind and forgiving, overflowing with gracious love to everyone who calls on you.

Psalm 86:15

But you, Lord, are a compassionate God, merciful and patient, with unending gracious love and faithfulness.

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, "If I were trying to glorify myself, my glory would mean nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, "He is our God.'

Ephesians 2:4

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love for us

Hebrews 12:29

For "our God is an all-consuming fire."

1 John 2:4

The person who says, "I have come to know him," but does not continually keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth has no place in that person.

1 John 2:9

The person who says that he is in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.

1 John 3:6

No one who remains in union with him keeps on sinning. The one who keeps on sinning hasn't seen him or known him.

1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.

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