New International Version
But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:
King James Bible
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Darby Bible Translation
but whoever keeps his word, in him verily the love of God is perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him.
World English Bible
But whoever keeps his word, God's love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:
Young's Literal Translation
and whoever may keep his word, truly in him the love of God hath been perfected; in this we know that in him we are.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But whoso keepeth his word - Conscientiously observes his doctrine, the spirit and letter of the religion of Christ.
Is the love of God perfected - The design of God's love in sending Jesus Christ into the world to die for the sin of man τετελειωται, is accomplished, in that man who receives the doctrine, and applies for the salvation provided for him. This seems to be the meaning of the apostle.
That we are in him - That we have entered into his spirit and views, received his salvation, have been enabled to walk in the light, and have communion with him by the Holy Spirit.
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Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
1 John 3:24
The one who keeps God's commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:13
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:17
This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
1 John 5:2
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
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