Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.

New American Standard Bible

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

King James Version

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Holman Bible

This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.

International Standard Version

This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments.

A Conservative Version

And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

American Standard Version

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Amplified

And this is how we know [daily, by experience] that we have come to know Him [to understand Him and be more deeply acquainted with Him]: if we habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings).

An Understandable Version

And here is how we can be assured that we know Jesus [i.e., that we are saved]: [It is] by obeying what He commands us.

Anderson New Testament

And by this we know that we do know him, if we keep his commandments.

Common New Testament

Now by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Daniel Mace New Testament

if we keep his commandments, that is a proof that we know him.

Darby Translation

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And by this, we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

Godbey New Testament

And in this we know that we have known him, if we are keeping his commandments.

Goodspeed New Testament

This is how we can be sure that we know him??y obeying his commands.

John Wesley New Testament

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Julia Smith Translation

And in this we know that we have known him, if we should keep his commands.

King James 2000

And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

Modern King James verseion

And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And hereby we are sure that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

Moffatt New Testament

This is how we may be sure we know him, by obeying his commands.

Montgomery New Testament

This is how we may know that we have come to know Him, by always keeping his commandments.

NET Bible

Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep his commandments.

New Heart English Bible

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

Noyes New Testament

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Sawyer New Testament

And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

The Emphasized Bible

And, hereby, perceive we, that we understand him, - if, his commandments, we are keeping.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And by this we know that we have learned to know him--by our laying his commands to heart.

Webster

And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Weymouth New Testament

And by this we may know that we know Him--if we obey His commands.

Williams New Testament

By this we can be sure that we know Him -- if we practice obedience to His commands.

World English Bible

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

Worrell New Testament

And in this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.

Worsley New Testament

And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep his commandments.

Youngs Literal Translation

and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

τούτῳ 
Touto 
Usage: 68

we
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

do
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we know
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

him

Usage: 0

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

we keep
τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

his

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 2:3

Images 1 John 2:3

Prayers for 1 John 2:3

Context Readings

God's Commands

2 He is the offering for our sins; and not for ours only, but for all the world. 3 And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws. 4 The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him:



Cross References

John 14:15

If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.

John 15:10

If you keep my laws, you will be ever in my love, even as I have kept my Father's laws, and am ever in his love.

1 John 4:13

And his Spirit which he has given us is the witness that we are in him and he is in us.

1 John 5:3

For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard.

Psalm 119:6

Then I would not be put to shame, as long as I have respect for all your teaching.

Psalm 119:32

I will go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart.

Isaiah 53:11

... made clear his righteousness before men ... had taken their sins on himself.

Luke 6:46

Why do you say to me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

John 14:21-24

He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

John 15:14

You are my friends, if you do what I give you orders to do.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

And last of all, the prayer which we make to you from our heart and in the name of the Lord Jesus, is this: that as we made clear to you what sort of behaviour is pleasing to God, as in fact you are doing now, so you will go on in these ways, but more and more.

Hebrews 5:9

And when he had been made complete, he became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who are under his orders;

1 John 2:4-6

The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him:

1 John 3:14

We are conscious that we have come out of death into life because of our love for the brothers. He who has no love is still in death.

1 John 3:19

In this way we may be certain that we are true, and may give our heart comfort before him,

1 John 3:22-24

And he gives us all our requests, because we keep his laws and do the things which are pleasing in his eyes.

1 John 5:19

We are certain that we are of God, but all the world is in the power of the Evil One.

Revelation 22:14

A blessing on those whose robes are washed, so that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may go in by the doors into the town.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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