1 John 3:23
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New International Version
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

New Living Translation
And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.

English Standard Version
And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

Berean Study Bible
And this is His commandment: that we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another just as He commanded us.

Berean Literal Bible
And this is His commandment, that we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another, just as He gave the commandment to us.

New American Standard Bible
This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.

King James Bible
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.

International Standard Version
And this is his commandment: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus the Messiah, and to love one another as he commanded us.

NET Bible
Now this is his commandment: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he gave us the commandment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this is his commandment: that we believe in The Name of his Son, Yeshua The Messiah, and we should love one another, as he commanded us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is his commandment: to believe in his Son, the one named Jesus Christ, and to love each other as he commanded us.

New American Standard 1977
And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he has commanded us.

King James 2000 Bible
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

American King James Version
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

American Standard Version
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave us commandment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ: and love one another, as he hath given commandment unto us.

Darby Bible Translation
And this is his commandment, that we believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and that we love one another, even as he has given us commandment.

English Revised Version
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave us commandment.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this is his commandment; That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Weymouth New Testament
And this is His command--that we are to believe in His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us to do.

World English Bible
This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.

Young's Literal Translation
and this is His command, that we may believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and may love one another, even as He did give command to us,
Study Bible
Love One Another
22and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight. 23And this is His commandment: that we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another just as He commanded us. 24Whoever 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.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

This; he, she, it.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

commandment,
entolē (N-NFS)
An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

we should believe
pisteusōmen (V-ASA-1P)
From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a "name".

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a "son", used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

And, even, also, namely.

we should love
agapōmen (V-PSA-1P)
To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

[the] commandment
entolēn (N-AFS)
An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:22-24 When believers had confidence towards God, through the Spirit of adoption, and by faith in the great High Priest, they might ask what they would of their reconciled Father. They would receive it, if good for them. And as good-will to men was proclaimed from heaven, so good-will to men, particularly to the brethren, must be in the hearts of those who go to God and heaven. He who thus follows Christ, dwells in Him as his ark, refuge, and rest, and in the Father through him. This union between Christ and the souls of believers, is by the Spirit he has given them. A man may believe that God is gracious before he knows it; yet when faith has laid hold on the promises, it sets reason to work. This Spirit of God works a change; in all true Christians it changes from the power of Satan to the power of God. Consider, believer, how it changes thy heart. Dost not thou long for peace with God? Wouldst thou not forego all the world for it? No profit, pleasure, or preferment shall hinder thee from following Christ. This salvation is built upon Divine testimony, even the Spirit of God.
Cross References
John 1:12
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God--

John 2:23
While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the signs He was doing and believed in His name.

John 3:18
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

John 6:29
Jesus replied, "This is the work of God: to believe in the One He has sent."

John 13:34
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.

John 15:12
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you.

1 John 2:7
Beloved, I am not writing you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning. This commandment is the message you have heard.

1 John 2:8
Then again, I am also writing you a new commandment, which is true in Him and also in you. For the darkness is fading and the true light is already shining.

1 John 4:15
If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 5:13
I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Treasury of Scripture

And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

his commandment.

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle …

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when …

Mark 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out …

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you …

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

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

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be …

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

love. See on ver.

1 John 3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we …

1 John 2:8-10 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him …

1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love …

Matthew 22:39 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

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

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

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1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

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