New Living Translation
And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.
King James Bible
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
World English Bible
This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.
Young's Literal Translation
and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;
1 John 2:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:3 And hereby we know that we truly and savingly know him - As he is the advocate, the righteous, the propitiation. If we keep his commandments - Particularly those of faith and love.
LibraryThe Witness of the Spirit
Discourse I "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16 1. How many vain men, not understanding what they spake, neither whereof they affirmed, have wrested this Scripture to the great loss if not the destruction of their souls! How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God, and thence idly presumed they were the children of God while they were doing the works of the devil! These are truly and properly …
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What God is to Us.
"If you love me, obey my commandments.
When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love.
1 John 2:4
If someone claims, "I know God," but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth.
1 John 2:5
But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.
1 John 2:13
I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in the faith because you have won your battle with the evil one.
1 John 3:6
Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.
1 John 3:22
And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.
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