1 John 2:3
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New International Version
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

New Living Translation
And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.

English Standard Version
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

Berean Study Bible
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

Berean Literal Bible
And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we should keep His commandments.

New American Standard Bible
By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

King James Bible
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.

International Standard Version
This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments.

NET Bible
Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep his commandments.

New Heart English Bible
This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And by this we sense that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We are sure that we know Christ if we obey his commandments.

New American Standard 1977
And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in this we do know that we have known him if we keep his commandments.

King James 2000 Bible
And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

American King James Version
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

American Standard Version
And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

English Revised Version
And hereby know we that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Weymouth New Testament
And by this we may know that we know Him--if we obey His commands.

World English Bible
This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

Young's Literal Translation
and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:3-11 What knowledge of Christ can that be, which sees not that he is most worthy of our entire obedience? And a disobedient life shows there is neither religion nor honesty in the professor. The love of God is perfected in him that keeps his commandments. God's grace in him attains its true mark, and produces its sovereign effect as far as may be in this world, and this is man's regeneration; though never absolutely perfect here. Yet this observing Christ's commands, has holiness and excellency which, if universal, would make the earth resemble heaven itself. The command to love one another had been in force from the beginning of the world; but it might be called a new command as given to Christians. It was new in them, as their situation was new in respect of its motives, rules, and obligations. And those who walk in hatred and enmity to believers, remain in a dark state. Christian love teaches us to value our brother's soul, and to dread every thing hurtful to his purity and peace. Where spiritual darkness dwells, in mind, the judgment, and the conscience will be darkened, and will mistake the way to heavenly life. These things demand serious self-examination; and earnest prayer, that God would show us what we are, and whither we are going.
Study Bible
Jesus Our Advocate
2He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments. 4If anyone says, “I know Him,” but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.…
Cross References
John 14:15
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

John 15:10
If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and remain in His love.

1 John 2:4
If anyone says, "I know Him," but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 2:5
But if anyone keeps His word, the love of God has been truly perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him:

1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.

1 John 3:6
No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him.

1 John 3:22
and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight.

1 John 3:24
Whoever keeps His commandments remains in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He remains in us: by the Spirit He has given us.

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:13
By this we know that we remain in Him, and He in us: He has given us of His Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

hereby.

1 John 2:4-6 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, …

1 John 3:14,19 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the …

1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has …

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

we know.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: …

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

if we.

1 John 3:22,23 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, …

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his …

Psalm 119:6,32 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments…

Luke 6:46 And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

John 14:15,21-24 If you love me, keep my commandments…

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right …

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