1 John 2:29
New International Version
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

New Living Translation
Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God's children.

English Standard Version
If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

Berean Study Bible
If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

Berean Literal Bible
If you know that He is righteous, you know also that everyone practicing righteousness has been begotten of Him.

New American Standard Bible
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.

King James Bible
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

Christian Standard Bible
If you know that he is righteous, you know this as well: Everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

Contemporary English Version
You know Christ always does right and everyone who does right is a child of God.

Good News Translation
You know that Christ is righteous; you should know, then, that everyone who does what is right is God's child.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you know that He is righteous, you know this as well: Everyone who does what is right has been born of Him.

International Standard Version
Since you know that he is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness has been fathered by God.

NET Bible
If you know that he is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness has been fathered by him.

New Heart English Bible
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you know that he is righteous, know also that everyone who does righteousness is from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you know that Christ has God's approval, you also know that everyone who does what God approves of has been born from God.

New American Standard 1977
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye know that he is righteous, also know that any one that does righteousness is born of him.

King James 2000 Bible
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone that does righteousness is born of him.

American King James Version
If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

American Standard Version
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you know, that he is just, know ye, that every one also, who doth justice, is born of him.

Darby Bible Translation
If ye know that he is righteous, know that every one who practises righteousness is begotten of him.

English Revised Version
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye know that he is righteous ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

Weymouth New Testament
Since you know that He is righteous, be assured also that the man who habitually acts righteously is a child of His.

World English Bible
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of him.

Young's Literal Translation
if ye know that he is righteous, know ye that every one doing the righteousness, of him hath been begotten.
Study Bible
Continue in Him
28And now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears, we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming. 29If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
Cross References
John 1:13
children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God.

John 3:3
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

John 7:18
He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory, but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is a man of truth; in Him there is no falsehood.

1 John 3:5
But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin.

1 John 3:7
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

1 John 3:9
Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God's seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

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 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him.

1 John 5:4
because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

Treasury of Scripture

If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

he is.

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1 John 3:5
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

ye know.

1 John 3:7,10
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous…

Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Matthew 7:16-18
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? …

is born.

1 John 3:9
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

1 John 5:1
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.







Lexicon
If
Ἐὰν (Ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

you know
εἰδῆτε (eidēte)
Verb - Perfect Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

He is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

righteous,
δίκαιός (dikaios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

you also know
γινώσκετε (ginōskete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

everyone
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

practices
ποιῶν (poiōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

righteousness
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

is born
γεγέννηται (gegennētai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1080: From a variation of genos; to procreate; figuratively, to regenerate.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

Him.
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Verse 29. - This verse forms a bridge between the two main divisions of the Epistle. The coming of Christ suggests the righteousness of Christ; for it is as the righteous Judge that he is coming, and those who would not be ashamed to meet him at his coming must be righteous also. Once more (verse 27) we are in doubt between indicative and imperative: γινώσκετε, in spite of the preceding μένετε and following ἴδετε, is probably indicative. To know that God (not Christ; comp. 1 John 1:9; John 17:25) is righteous is to perceive that every doer of his τήν righteousness is a son of God (not of Christ; we are nowhere in Scripture said to be born of Christ). To partake of that righteousness which is God's nature is proof of birth from him. With ποιεῖν τὴν δικαιοσύνην, compare ποιεῖν τὴν ἀληθείαν (1 John 1:6; John 3:21). Righteousness must be shown in conduct; mere desire to be righteous will not suffice. And the conduct must be habitual ὁ ποιῶν not ὁ ποιήσας; a single act of righteousness will not suffice. Note the change from εἰδῆτε to γινώσκετε. To know (intuitively) that God is righteous is to come to know (by experience) that whoever habitually acts righteously is God's offspring.



2:24-29 The truth of Christ, abiding in us, is a means to sever from sin, and unites us to the Son of God, Joh 15:3,4. What value should we put upon gospel truth! Thereby the promise of eternal life is made sure. The promise God makes, is suitable to his own greatness, power, and goodness; it is eternal life. The Spirit of truth will not lie; and he teaches all things in the present dispensation, all things necessary to our knowledge of God in Christ, and their glory in the gospel. The apostle repeats the kind words, little children; which denotes his affection. He would persuade by love. Gospel privileges oblige to gospel duties; and those anointed by the Lord Jesus abide with him. The new spiritual nature is from the Lord Christ. He that is constant to the practice of religion in trying times, shows that he is born from above, from the Lord Christ. Then, let us beware of holding the truth in unrighteousness, remembering that those only are born of God, who bear his holy image, and walk in his most righteous ways.
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