Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 John 2:9 in English Standard Version "Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness." Tit 3:3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 1Jo 3:14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 1Jo 4:20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.