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    CHAPTERS: 1 John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 John 3:17

    ος 3739 δ 1161 αν 302 εχη 2192 5725 τον 3588 βιον 979 του 3588 κοσμου 2889 και 2532 θεωρη 2334 5725 τον 3588 αδελφον 80 αυτου 846 χρειαν 5532 εχοντα 2192 5723 και 2532 κλειση 2808 5661 τα 3588 σπλαγχνα 4698 αυτου 846 απ 575 αυτου 846 πως 4459 η 3588 αγαπη 26 του 3588 θεου 2316 μενει 3306 5719 εν 1722 αυτω 846

    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?

    King James Bible - 1 John 3:17

    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?

    World English Bible

    But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his
    heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-05 iv.v.viii Pg 69, Anf-05 iv.v.xii.iv.iii Pg 40, Npnf-107 iv.viii Pg 59, Npnf-107 iv.ix Pg 10

    World Wide Bible Resources

    1John 3:17

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvi Pg 35
    Deut. xv. 7, 8.

    Loans are not usually given, except to such as ask for them. On this subject of lending,4068

    4068 De fenore.

    however, more hereafter.4069

    4069 Below, in the next chapter.

    Now, should any one wish to argue that the Creator’s precepts extended only to a man’s brethren, but Christ’s to all that ask, so as to make the latter a new and different precept, (I have to reply) that one rule only can be made out of those principles, which show the law of the Creator to be repeated in Christ.4070

    4070 This obscure passage runs thus: “Immo unum erit ex his per quæ lex Creatoris erit in Christo.”

    For that is not a different thing which Christ enjoined to be done towards all men, from that which the Creator prescribed in favour of a man’s brethren.  For although that is a greater charity, which is shown to strangers, it is yet not preferable to that4071

    4071 Prior ea.

    which was previously due to one’s neighbours.  For what man will be able to bestow the love (which proceeds from knowledge of character,4072

    4072 This is the idea, apparently, of Tertullian’s question: “Quis enim poterit diligere extraneos?” But a different turn is given to the sense in the older reading of the passage: Quis enim non diligens proximos poterit diligere extraneos? “For who that loveth not his neighbours will be able to love strangers?” The inserted words, however, were inserted conjecturally by Fulvius Ursinus without ms. authority.

    upon strangers? Since, however, the second step4073

    4073 Gradus.

    in charity is towards strangers, while the first is towards one’s neighbours, the second step will belong to him to whom the first also belongs, more fitly than the second will belong to him who owned no first.4074

    4074 Cujus non extitit primus.

    Accordingly, the Creator, when following the course of nature, taught in the first instance kindness to neighbours,4075

    4075 In proximos.

    intending afterwards to enjoin it towards strangers; and when following the method of His dispensation, He limited charity first to the Jews, but afterwards extended it to the whole race of mankind. So long, therefore, as the mystery of His government4076

    4076 Sacramentum.

    was confined to Israel, He properly commanded that pity should be shown only to a man’s brethren; but when Christ had given to Him “the Gentiles for His heritage, and the ends of the earth for His possession,” then began to be accomplished what was said by Hosea: “Ye are not my people, who were my people; ye have not obtained mercy, who once obtained mercy4077


    Anf-01 Pg 28
    Prov. xix. 17.

    For God, who stands in need of nothing, takes our good works to Himself for this purpose, that He may grant us a recompense of His own good things, as our Lord says: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you. For I was an hungered, and ye gave Me to eat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: naked, and ye clothed Me; sick, and ye visited Me; in prison, and ye came to Me.”4056


    Anf-02 vi.iii.ii.xiii Pg 33.1

    Anf-02 vi.iii.iii.iv Pg 14.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 105.1

    Anf-02 vi.iii.iii.xii Pg 23.1

    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.xix Pg 11
    Isa. lviii. 7, slightly changed from the second to the third person.

    “keep their tongue from evil, and their lips from speaking guile: depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it:”2931


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvi Pg 56
    Isa. lviii. 7.

    By Ezekiel also He thus describes the just man: “His bread will he give to the hungry, and the naked will he cover with a garment.”4089


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xvii Pg 28
    Isa. lviii. 7.

    also with, “Judge the fatherless, plead with the widow.”4119


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxi Pg 4
    Isa. lviii. 7.

    because, no doubt, they are “unable to recompense” your act of humanity. Now, since Christ forbids the recompense to be expected now, but promises it “at the resurrection,” this is the very plan4728

    4728 Forma.

    of the Creator, who dislikes those who love gifts and follow after reward. Consider also to which deity4729

    4729 Cui parti.

    is better suited the parable of him who issued invitations: “A certain man made a great supper, and bade many.”4730


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxvii Pg 6
    Isa. lviii. 7.

    This he did in the best possible way, by receiving the Lord, and entertaining Him in his house. “When thou seest the naked cover him.”4966

    4966 In the same passage.

    This he promised to do, in an equally satisfactory way, when he offered the half of his goods for all works of mercy.4967


    Anf-01 vi.ii.iii Pg 4
    Isa. lviii. 6–10.

    To this end, therefore, brethren, He is long-suffering, foreseeing how the people whom He has prepared shall with guilelessness believe in His Beloved. For He revealed all these things to us beforehand, that we should not rush forward as rash acceptors of their laws.1467

    1467 The Greek is here unintelligible: the Latin has, “that we should not rush on, as if proselytes to their law.”

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 3

    VERSE 	(17) - 

    De 15:7-11 Pr 19:17 Isa 58:7-10 Lu 3:11 2Co 8:9,14,15; 9:5-9


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