New Living Translation
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
King James Bible
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Darby Bible Translation
He that says he abides in him ought, even as he walked, himself also so to walk.
World English Bible
he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.
Young's Literal Translation
He who is saying in him he doth remain, ought according as he walked also himself so to walk.
1 John 2:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 He that saith he abideth in him - which implies a durable state; a constant, lasting knowledge of, and communion with, him. Ought himself - Otherwise they are vain words. So to walk, even as he walked - In the world. As he, are words that frequently occur in this epistle. Believers having their hearts full of him, easily supply his name.
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 …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
A Bundle of Myrrh
In Him: Like Him
What God is to Us.
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love.
1 Peter 2:21
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
1 John 3:24
Those who obey God's commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.
1 John 4:17
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.
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