1 John 2:4
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New International Version
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

New Living Translation
If someone claims, "I know God," but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth.

English Standard Version
Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

Berean Study Bible
If anyone says, "I know Him," but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Berean Literal Bible
The one saying, "I have known Him," and not keeping His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

New American Standard Bible
The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

King James Bible
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who says, "I have come to know Him," yet doesn't keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

International Standard Version
The person who says, "I have come to know him," but does not continually keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth has no place in that person.

NET Bible
The one who says "I have come to know God" and yet does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person.

New Heart English Bible
One who says, "I know him," and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he who says, “I know him”, and does not keep his commandments, is lying and the truth is not in him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The person who says, "I know him," but doesn't obey his commandments is a liar. The truth isn't in that person.

New American Standard 1977
The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that says, I have known him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

King James 2000 Bible
He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

American King James Version
He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

American Standard Version
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

English Revised Version
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him:

Webster's Bible Translation
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Weymouth New Testament
He who professes to know Him, and yet does not obey His commands, is a liar, and the truth has no place in his heart.

World English Bible
One who says, "I know him," and doesn't keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn't in him.

Young's Literal Translation
he who is saying, 'I have known him,' and his command is not keeping, a liar he is, and in him the truth is not;
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
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. 5But if anyone keeps His word, the love of God has been truly perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him:…
Cross References
John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Titus 1:10
For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision,

Titus 1:16
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.

1 John 1:6
If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

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 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 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
Treasury of Scripture

He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

that saith.

1 John 2:9 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness …

1 John 1:6,8,10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, …

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for …

James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, …

I know.

Hosea 8:2,3 Israel shall cry to me, My God, we know you…

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being …

is a. See on ch.

1 John 1:6,8 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, …

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