1 John 3:17
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New International Version
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be that person?


New American Standard Bible
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?


King James Bible
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need--how can God's love reside in him?


International Standard Version
Whoever has earthly possessions and notices a brother in need and yet withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God be present in him?


American Standard Version
But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath the substance of this world, and shall see his brother in need, and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?


Darby Bible Translation
But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?


Young's Literal Translation
and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his bowels from him -- how doth the love of God remain in him?
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Context
Love One Another

11For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 13Marvel not, my brothers, if the world hate you. 14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death. 15Whoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he stays in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:7
If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:


Proverbs 14:31
He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.


Proverbs 21:13
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.


James 2:15
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,


James 2:16
And one of you say to them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled; notwithstanding you give them not those things which are needful to the body; what does it profit?


1 John 4:20
If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?


Treasury of Scripture

But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?

whoso.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Isaiah 58:7-10 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

2 Corinthians 8:9,14,15 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...

2 Corinthians 9:5-9 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brothers, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty...

1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

shutteth.

Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

*marg:

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

how.

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

Strong's Concordance
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
Topical Bible
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