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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 John 3

Verse 1

Behold . App-133 . Plural.

love . App-135 .

Father . App-98 .

bestowed upon = given to.

that = in order that. Greek. hina .

sons = children. App-108 .

God . App-98 . All the texts add, "and we are (so)".

therefore = on account of ( App-104 . 1 John 3:2 ) this.

world . App-129 .

Verse 2

Beloved . App-135 .

the . Omit.

not yet . Greek. oupo .

but . The texts omit.

know . App-132 .

see . App-133 .

as = even as. Compare 1 John 2:6 .

Verse 3

in = upon ( App-104 .), i.e. set, or fixed on.

purifieth . Greek. hagnizo. See Acts 21:24 .

even as . See 1 John 2:6 .

pure . Greek. hagnos. See 2 Corinthians 7:11 .

Verse 4

Whosoever = Every one who.

committeth = doeth, i.e. practiseth. See 1 John 2:29 .

sin . App-128 .

transgresseth, &c . = doeth lawlessness (Greek. anomia. App-128 .) also.

for = and.

the transgression, &c . Greek. anomia, as above.

Verse 5

was manifested . Same as "appear", 1 John 3:2 .

to = in order that (Greek. hina) He might.

take away Greek. airo . Compare John 1:29 . Colossians 2:14 .

our . The texts omit.

is no = there is not ( App-105 ).

Verse 6

abideth . Greek. meno. See p. 1511.

sinneth . App-128 .

seen . App-133 .

neither . Greek. oude .

Verse 7

Little children. App-108 .

no man = no one. Greek. medeis.

deceive . See 1 John 2:26 (seduce).

doeth . See 1 John 2:29 .

righteousness . App-191 .

righteous . App-191 . Compare 1 John 2:29 .

Verse 8

from the beginning . See 1 John 1:1 and John 8:44 .

Son of God . App-98 .

destroy . Greek. luo . Compare John 2:19 .

Verse 9

born = begotten.

remaineth . The same as "abideth", 1 John 3:6 .

cannot = is not ( App-105 ) able to

Verse 10

children . App-108 . See verses: 1 John 3:1-2 .

manifest . App-106 .

neither = and.

loveth . App-135 .

Verse 11

message . Greek. angelia. Only here and 1 John 1:5 .

Verse 12

that = the.

wicked . App-128 . See John 8:44 .

slew . Greek. sphazo. Only here and Revelation 5:6 , Revelation 5:9 , Revelation 5:12 ; Revelation 6:4 , Revelation 6:9 ; Revelation 13:3 , Revelation 13:8 ; Revelation 18:24 .

wherefore = for the sake (Greek. charin) of what. The accusative case of charis ( App-184 .) is used as a preposition.

own . Omit.

evil . Same as "wicked", above.

Verse 13

if . App-118 .

Verse 14

passed . Greek. metabaino. Compare John 6:24 (same word).

from . App-104 .

unto . App-104 .

life . App-170 .

his brother . The texts omit.

Verse 15

murderer . Greek. anthropoktonos, manslayer. Only here and John 8:44 .

no = not (1 John 3:1 ) any.

eternal . App-151 .

Verse 16

Hereby = In ( App-104 .) this.

perceive we = we know, as in 1 John 3:1 .

life . App-110 . See John 10:15 .

Verse 17

whoso = whoever.

good = goods, or living. App-170 . Compare Luke 15:12 , Luke 15:30 .

seeth . App-133 .

bowels . Greek. splanchna. See Philemon 1:7 , Philemon 1:12 , Philemon 1:20 .

from . App-104 . dwelleth. Same as "abide", 1 John 3:6 .

Verse 18

in, in . No preposition. Dative case.

word . App-121 .

neither . Greek. mede .

in . Greek. en , with texts.

truth . See 1 John 1:6 .

Verse 19

assure . App-150 .

Verse 20

if . App-118 .

condemn . Greek. kataginosko. See Galatians 2:11 (blamed).

all things . Compare Peter's answer, John 21:17 .

Verse 21

confidence . See 1 John 2:28 .

toward . App-104 .

Verse 22

ask . App-134 .

of . App-104 ., but the texts read apo ( App-104 .)

keep . See Matthew 19:17 .

pleasing . Greek. arestos. See Acts 6:2 (reason).

Verse 23

believe . App-150 .

Jesus Christ . App-98 .

Verse 24

Spirit = spirit, i.e. the new nature, not the Giver Himself. App-101 .

hath given = gave.

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 John 3". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-john-3.html. 1909-1922.