Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He that loves not knows not God; for 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.

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.

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.

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 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God. 8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be restored, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

1 John 1:5

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

Exodus 34:6-7

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Psalm 86:5

For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy unto all them that call upon you.

Psalm 86:15

But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:

Ephesians 2:4

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire.

1 John 2:4

He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 2:9

He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.

1 John 3:6

Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

1 John 4:7

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

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