1 John 2:6
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New International Version
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

New Living Translation
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

English Standard Version
whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

New American Standard Bible
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

King James Bible
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.

International Standard Version
The one who says that he abides in him must live the same way he himself lived.

NET Bible
The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who says, “I am in him”, must walk according to his walk.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

King James 2000 Bible
He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

American King James Version
He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

American Standard Version
he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also to walk, even as he walked.

Darby Bible Translation
He that says he abides in him ought, even as *he* walked, himself also [so] to walk.

English Revised Version
he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Weymouth New Testament
The man who professes to be continuing in Him is himself also bound to live as He lived.

World English Bible
he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.

Young's Literal Translation
He who is saying in him he doth remain, ought according as he walked also himself so to walk.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Profession involves an obligation to act up to the profession. "He who says that he abides in God is by his words morally bound to walk even as his Son, the incarnate Revelation of his will, walked." The change from ἐν αὐτῷ to ἐκεῖνος confirms the view that αὐτόν and αὐτοῦ mean the Father; but St. John's use of ἐκεῖνος to recall with emphasis a previous subject (John 1:8, 18, 33; John 5:11; John 9:37; John 10:1; John 12:48) makes this argument inconclusive. To be or abide in God or in Christ implies an habitual condition, not isolated apprehensions of his presence. Obedience, not feeling, is the test of union; and the Christian who is really such has least to tell of "experiences" of special visitations. He who is ever in the light has few sensible illuminations to record. Note the strong καθώς, even as (not merely ὡς, as); nothing less than "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:13) is to be aimed at. "Ye therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:48).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that saith he abideth in him,.... As all do that are in him; once in Christ, and always in Christ; they are set as a seal on his arm and heart, which can never be removed; they are in his arms, and can never be plucked from thence; and are members of him, and can never be disunited from him: or dwelleth in him, as in John 6:56; that is, by faith; who under a sense of sin and danger have fled to Christ, as to a strong tower and place of defence, where they dwell safely, peaceably, pleasantly, and comfortably, enjoying whatever is necessary for them. The Syriac and Ethiopic versions read, "he that saith I am in him"; loved by him, chosen in him, united to him, a member of his, and have communion with him:

ought himself also to walk even as he walked; as Christ walked, lived, and acted, so ought he; that is, to imitate him and follow him, as he has him for an example; not in his miraculous works in raising the dead, healing the sick, and walking upon the waters, &c. which were wrought as proofs of his deity and of his Messiahship, and not intended for imitation; nor in his mediatorial performances, as in his propitiatory sacrifice and advocacy; but in the exercise of grace, and duties of religion as a man, and in a private way; and may chiefly regard walking in love, as he walked, see Ephesians 5:2; and is what is in the following verses insisted on, namely, the new commandment of love to the brethren; which should be to all as his was, and, like his, constant and lasting; and, when the case requires, should be shown by laying down life for them. The "as" is not a note of equality, but of likeness; for it cannot be thought that saints should walk in that degree of perfection, in humility, patience, love, and in the exercise of every other grace, and in the discharge of duty, as Christ did; only that they should copy after him, and make his obedience and life the rule of theirs.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. abideth—implying a condition lasting, without intermission, and without end.

He that saith … ought—so that his deeds may be consistent with his words.

even as he—Believers readily supply the name, their hearts being full of Him (compare Joh 20:15). "Even as He walked" when on earth, especially in respect to love. John delights in referring to Christ as the model man, with the words, "Even as He," &c. "It is not Christ's walking on the sea, but His ordinary walk, that we are called on to imitate" [Luther].

1 John 2:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus is Our Advocate
5but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
Cross References
Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

John 13:15
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

John 15:4
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

John 15:10
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love.

1 Peter 2:21
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

1 John 3:24
The one who keeps God's commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

1 John 4:17
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

that saith. See on ver.

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

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

he.

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, …

1 John 3:6 Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

John 15:4-6 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, …

to walk.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

Psalm 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in …

John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for …

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