New International Version
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
King James Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
Hereby know we that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By this we know that we love the children of God - Our love of God's followers is a proof that we love God. Our love to God is the cause why we love his children, and our keeping the commandments of God is the proof that we love him.
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"We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness."--1 John v. 19. Few words are of more frequent occurrence in the language of religion than "the world;" Holy Scripture makes continual mention of it, in the way of censure and caution; in the Service for Baptism it is described as one of three great enemies of our souls, and in the ordinary writings and conversation of Christians, I need hardly say, mention is made of it continually. Yet most of us, it would appear, have very …
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1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
1 John 2:5
But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
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