1 John 3:12

Greek/English Interlinear with Strongís Numbers


King James Version

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brotherís righteous.
New King James Version

not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brotherís righteous.
New American Standard Bible

not as Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brotherís righteous.
New International Version

Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brotherís were righteous.
The Amplified Bible

[And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brotherís were righteous (virtuous).
Wuestís Expanded Translation

not even as Cain [who] was out of the Pernicious One, and killed his brother by severing his jugular vein. And on what account did he kill him? Because his works were pernicious and those of his brother righteous.
Phillipsí Modern English

We are none of us to have the spirit of Cain, who was a son of the evil one and murdered his brother. Have you realised his motive? It was because he realised the goodness of his brotherís life and the evil of his own.
Williamsí Language of the People

We must not be like Cain who belonged to the evil one and butchered his brother. And why did he butcher him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brotherís upright.
 
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  2. False Religion; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard The most successful and dangerous of Satanís ďpropaganda ministryĒ is the spirit of false religion.

  3. Gaining True Spiritual Maturity - Neil Girrard When we try to gain spiritual maturity by our own efforts, we usually make things worse, not better Ė why is that?

  4. The Importance of Christ - Neil Girrard Christ is the King, the Absolute Monarch, over those who claim to be His Ė so why isnít He obeyed?

  5. Kingdom or Church? - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Did Christ come to found and institute the church or did He come to bring forth the kingdom of God among men?

  6. The Narrow Road; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard If we would remain on the narrow road that leads to life, we must love our brothers in Christ.

  7. Satanís Challenge Of Christ In The Wilderness; War On the Saints - Jesse Penn-Lewis The distinction between Satan, the prince of the demons, and his legion of wicked spirits, is clearly recognized by Christ, and may be noted in many parts of the Gospels.

  8. Spiritual Blindness - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Whether we look at Nicodemus or Eve or Cain or Saul or Elymas or ourselves, the sin nature is common to every man, woman and child.

  9. A Tangled Web - Neil Girrard If knowing and doing the will of God is such a central part of following Christ, why do some claim that Godís purposes and will are unknowable?

  10. Thereís Nothing Wrong With Me - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The failure to face up to our own realities is often the source of our deepest deceptions.

  11. 1. The Wheat and the Tares; The Sons of the Devil - Neil Girrard Jesusí analogy about the kingdom of heaven with some special emphasis on how it will be at the end of the age.

  12. 2. Your Father the Devil; The Sons of the Devil - Neil Girrard Anyone who is a tool in the hands of Satan for any kind of divisiveness and destruction or who imitates the arrogance and rebellious nature of Satan is simply a son of Satan, a tare among the wheat.

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