1 John 5:2
New International Version
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

New Living Translation
We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments.

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

Berean Study Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments.

Berean Literal Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.

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

New King James Version
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.

New American Standard Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and follow His commandments.

NASB 1995
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.

NASB 1977
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.

Amplified Bible
By this we know [without any doubt] that we love the children of God: [expressing that love] when we love God and obey His commandments.

Christian Standard Bible
This is how we know that we love God’s children: when we love God and obey his commands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how we know that we love God’s children when we love God and obey His commands.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And by this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and we do his commandments.

Contemporary English Version
If we love and obey God, we know we will love his children.

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.

Good News Translation
This is how we know that we love God's children: it is by loving God and obeying his commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know that we love God's children when we love God by obeying his commandments.

International Standard Version
This is how we know that we love God's children: we love God and keep his commandments.

Literal Standard Version
In this we know that we love the children of God, when we may love God and may keep His commands;

NET Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and obey his commandments.

New Heart English Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do 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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
in this we know that we love the children of God, when we may love God, and His commands may keep;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Overcoming the World
1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves those born of Him. 2By this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome,…

Cross References
1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

1 John 2:5
But if anyone keeps His word, the love of God has been truly perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him:

1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.


Treasury of Scripture

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

1 John 3:22-24
And whatsoever 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 loveth God love his brother also.

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









Verse 2. - Another mark by which we can test our love towards the brethren. In verse 1 faith in the Incarnation is shown to involve this love. Here obedience to God is the test. To obey God proves love to him, and this again involves love of his children.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
By
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

this
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

we know
γινώσκομεν (ginōskomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 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 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

children
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

of God:
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

when
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

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

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

keep
ποιῶμεν (poiōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

commandments.
ἐντολὰς (entolas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.


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