He hates no thing that he has made. 1 John 4:8, KJV: "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 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 4:8, ESV: "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." God is love - An infinite fountain of benevolence and beneficence to every human being. On it the Church begins to teach us morals,--that is, how to live a good life; and therefore she begins by teaching us the foundation of all morals,--which is love,--love to God and love to man. Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because. 16, 21. Οὐκ ἔγνω, knoweth not) Is not born of God, and knoweth not God.— ὁ Θεὸς ἀγάπη ἐστὶν, God is love) ἀγάπη, without the article, as in 1 John 4:16. of NT Letters: 1 John 4:8 He who doesn't love doesn't know God (1J iJ 1Jn i jn 1 jo) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. 1 John 2:4,9 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him... 1 John 3:6 Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him. Perhaps from agan; to love. Jeanette on 1 John 4:8. He never knew. What a beautiful truth it is.. to know that God is love, and that the love that we are called to manifest in our lives, has its source in the divine love of God. The Servant as his Lord'... As He is, so are we in this world.' 1 John 4:8 - “God Is Love”. He that loveth not, knoweth not God If a man loves not the children of God, those that are born of him, he does not know, so as to love God, the Father of them; for to pretend love to God, the begetter of them, whom he sees not, and not love those who are begotten by him, and are visible objects of respect, is a contradiction, and cannot be reconciled: see ( 1 John 4:20 ) . We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The soul is the office house, or workhouse, Rom. God is fundamentally and essentially LOVE: not merely is loving, for then John's argument would not stand; for the conclusion from the premises then would be this, This man is not loving: God is loving; therefore he knoweth not God IN SO FAR AS God is loving; still he might know Him in His other attributes. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Here are nine little, Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John. Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular. NIV®. 1 John 4:8. Salem Media Group. Hugh Binning, FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. The following is commentary by Matthew Henry on 1 John, Chapter 4: Verses 7-13: As the Spirit of truth is known by doctrine (thus spirits are to be tried), it is known by love likewise; and so here follows a strong fervent exhortation to holy Christian love: Beloved, let us love one another. Psalm 86:15. . He has given the fullest proof of his love to the whole human race by the incarnation of his Son, who tasted death for every man. To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. (Read full chapter Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 1 John 4:8, NASB: "The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." Even in this world of confusion, disorder, and darkness, we have evidence sufficient to prove that he is benevolent, but the full glory and meaning of that truth will be seen only in heaven. 1Jo 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God. Profundity is often supposed to be obscurity, but the deepest depth is clear. (t) Shirhashirim Rabba, fol. See on love of God (1 John 2:5). Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 17. Commentary. Meantime, let us hold on to the truth that he is love. It has been well observed that, although God is holy, just, righteous, etc., he is never called holiness, justice, etc., in the abstract, as he is here called Love. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends his rain on the just and the unjust. viii. 1 John 4:8 German Bible Alphabetical: because does for God is know love not one The who Whoever NT Letters: 1 John 4:8 He who doesn't love doesn't know God (1J iJ 1Jn i jn 1 jo) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools All rights reserved. Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. God is love - An infinite fountain of benevolence and beneficence to every human being. The soul is the office house, or workhouse, …Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Cabal. Large truths may be spoken in little words. For God is love; he loves himself; there is an entire love between the three divine Persons, who are in the strictest, and in the most inconceivable and inexpressible manner affected to each other; their love is natural and essential: God loves all his creatures as such, nor does he hate any of them, as so considered; and he bears an everlasting, unchangeable, and invariable love to his elect in Christ Jesus; of which an instance is given in the following verses, and is a reason why the saints should love one another; that they might be like their heavenly Father, by whom they are begotten, and of whom they are born, and whose children they are; seeing he is love itself, and in his breast is nothing else but love. Read verse in New International Version 3.--"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak though the flesh, God sending his own Son," &c. Of all the works of God towards man, certainly there is none hath so much wonder in it, as the sending of his Son to become man; and so it requires the exactest attention in us. 1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. He that loveth not, knoweth not God If a man loves not the children of God, those that are born of him, he does not know, so as to love God, the Father of them; for to pretend love to God, the begetter of them, whom he sees not, and not love those who are begotten by him, and are visible objects of respect, is a contradiction, and cannot be reconciled: see ( 1 John 4:20) . The aroist tense: did not know, from the beginning.