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1 John 3:10

Context
NET ©

By this 1  the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Everyone who does not practice righteousness – the one who does not love his fellow Christian 2  – is not of God.

NIV ©

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

NASB ©

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

NLT ©

So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the Devil. Anyone who does not obey God’s commands and does not love other Christians does not belong to God.

MSG ©

Here's how you tell the difference between God's children and the Devil's children: The one who won't practice righteous ways isn't from God, nor is the one who won't love brother or sister. A simple test.

BBE ©

In this way it is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the Evil One; anyone who does not do righteousness or who has no love for his brother, is not a child of God.

NRSV ©

The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.

NKJV ©

In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.


KJV
In
<1722>
this
<5129>
the children
<5043>
of God
<2316>
are
<2076> (5748)
manifest
<5318>_,
and
<2532>
the children
<5043>
of the devil
<1228>_:
whosoever
<3956>
doeth
<4160> (5723)
not
<3361>
righteousness
<1343>
is
<2076> (5748)
not
<3756>
of
<1537>
God
<2316>_,
neither
<2532>
he that loveth
<25> (5723)
not
<3361>
his
<846>
brother
<80>_.
NASB ©
By this
<3778>
the children
<5043>
of God
<2316>
and the children
<5043>
of the devil
<1228>
are obvious
<5318>
: anyone
<3956>
who does not practice
<4160>
righteousness
<1343>
is not of God
<2316>
, nor
<2532>
the one who does not love
<25>
his brother
<80>
.
GREEK
en
<1722>
PREP
toutw
<5129>
D-DSN
fanera
<5318>
A-NPN
estin
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-3S
ta
<3588>
T-NPN
tekna
<5043>
N-NPN
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
yeou
<2316>
N-GSM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
ta
<3588>
T-NPN
tekna
<5043>
N-NPN
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
diabolou
<1228>
A-GSM
pav
<3956>
A-NSM
o
<3588>
T-NSM
mh
<3361>
PRT-N
poiwn
<4160> (5723)
V-PAP-NSM
dikaiosunhn
<1343>
N-ASF
ouk
<3756>
PRT-N
estin
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-3S
ek
<1537>
PREP
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
yeou
<2316>
N-GSM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
o
<3588>
T-NSM
mh
<3361>
PRT-N
agapwn
<25> (5723)
V-PAP-NSM
ton
<3588>
T-ASM
adelfon
<80>
N-ASM
autou
<846>
P-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
By
<1722>
this
<5129>
the
<3588>
children
<5043>
of God
<2316>
and
<2532>
the children
<5043>
of the devil
<1228>
are
<1510>
revealed
<5318>
: Everyone
<3956>
who does
<4160>
not
<3361>
practice
<4160>
righteousness
<1343>
– the one who does
<25>
not
<3361>
love
<25>
his
<846>
fellow Christian
<80>
– is
<1510>
not
<3756>
of
<1537>
God
<2316>
.
NET ©

By this 1  the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Everyone who does not practice righteousness – the one who does not love his fellow Christian 2  – is not of God.

NET © Notes

tn Once again there is the problem (by now familiar to the interpreter of 1 John) of determining whether the phrase ἐν τούτῳ (en toutw) in 3:10 refers (1) to what precedes or (2) to what follows. If it refers to what precedes, it serves to conclude the unit which began with 2:28. The remainder of 3:10 would then form a transition to the following material (another “hinge” passage). On the other hand, if the phrase ἐν τούτῳ refers to what follows, then the entirety of 3:10 is a summary statement at the end of 2:28-3:10 which recapitulates the section’s major theme (conduct is the clue to paternity), and provides at the same time a transition to the theme of loving one’s brother which will dominate the following section (3:11-24). Although R. E. Brown (Epistles of John [AB], 416) prefers to see the phrase as referring to the preceding material, it makes better sense to refer it to the remainder of 3:10 that follows, and see the entirety of 3:10 as both a summary of the theme of the preceding section 2:28-3:10 and a transition to the following section 3:11-24.

tn See note on the term “fellow Christian” in 2:9.

sn Does not love his fellow Christian. The theme of loving one’s fellow Christian appears in the final clause of 3:10 because it provides the transition to the second major section of 1 John, 3:11-5:12, and specifically to the following section 3:11-24. The theme of love will dominate the second major section of the letter (see 1 John 4:8).



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