New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
World English Bible
One who says, "I know him," and doesn't keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn't in him.
Young's Literal Translation
he who is saying, 'I have known him,' and his command is not keeping, a liar he is, and in him the truth is not;
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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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For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation.
Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
1 John 1:6
So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.
1 John 1:8
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.
1 John 2:3
And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.
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.
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