1 John 5:2
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English Standard Version
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

King James Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

American Standard Version
Hereby we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do his commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God, and keep his commandments.

English Revised Version
Hereby we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and do his commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

Weymouth New Testament
The fact that we love God Himself, and obey His commands, is a proof that we love God's children.

1 John 5:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

By this (ἐν τούτῳ)

Not by this or from this, as an inference (see on 1 John 4:6), but in the very exercise of the sentiment toward God, we perceive.

When (ὅταν)

More strictly, whenever. Our perception of the existence of love to our brethren is developed on every occasion when we exercise love and obedience toward God.

Keep (τηρῶμεν)

Read ποιῶμεν do. So Rev. See on John 3:21; see on 1 John 3:4. The exact phrase ποιεῖν τὰς ἐντολὰς to do the commandments, occurs only here. See on Revelation 22:14.

1 John 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 John 3:22-24 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight...

1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.

John 13:34,35 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another...

John 15:17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

Cross References
1 John 2:3
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 2:5
but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

1 John 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.

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