|New International Version (© 2011)|
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
King James Bible
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth 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;
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;
1 John 2:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that saith, I know him - This is a severe blow against those false teachers, and against all pretenders to religious knowledge, who live under the power of their sins; and against all Antinomians, and false boasters in the righteousness of Christ as a covering for their personal unholiness. They are all liars, and no truth of God is in them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 John 2:9 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.
1 John 1:6,8,10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth...
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...
James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...
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 abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.
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1 John 1:6,8 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth...
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John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Titus 1:10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.
Titus 1:16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
1 John 1:6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
1 John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
1 John 2:3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.