1 John 3:23
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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
God wants us to have faith in his Son Jesus Christ and to love each other. This is also what Jesus taught us to do.

Good News Translation
What he commands is that we believe in his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as Christ commanded us.

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.

New Heart 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 us.

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.…
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 has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

John 6:29
Jesus replied, "The work of God is this: 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 have 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 thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; …

Psalm 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Mark 9:7
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

love.

1 John 3:11
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 2:8-10
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth…

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







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστὶν (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.

His
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.

commandment:
ἐντολὴ (entolē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

we should believe
πιστεύσωμεν (pisteusōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

in the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter 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.

name
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

of His
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.

Son,
Υἱοῦ (Huiou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Christ,
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we should love
ἀγαπῶμεν (agapōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

one another
ἀλλήλους (allēlous)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

He commanded
ἐντολὴν (entolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

us.
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
Verse 23. - And his commandment is this (comp. verse 11), that we should believe the Name, etc. "Do not forget," St. John would say, "what the full scope of his commandment is. It is not exhausted by loving the brethren; we must also believe in his Son: and the one implies the other." What is the meaning of "believing the Name πιστεύειν τῷ ὀνόματι? We can believe a document (John 2:22; John 5:47), or a statement (John 5:47; John 12:38), or a person (John 10:37, 38); but how can we believe a name? By believing those truths which the name implies: in the present case by believing that Jesus is the Saviour, is the Messiah, is the Son of God. To produce this belief and its consequence, eternal life, is the purpose of St. John's Gospel (John 20:31); it is also the will of God (John 6:40), and the command of his Son (John 14:1). This belief will inevitably produce as its fruit that we "love one another [present tense of what is habitual], even as Christ gave us commandment" (John 13:34; John 15:12, 17). Throughout the Epistle, and especially in this passage (verses 22-24), the references to Christ's farewell discourses in the Gospel are frequent. Here the main ideas of those discourses are represented - obedience to the Divine commands, particularly as to faith and love; promised answer to prayer, abiding in God; the gift of the Spirit (see on 1 John 4:5). 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.
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