Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Bible in Basic English

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

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 It is he who is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world's. 3 This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments. 4 The person who says, "I have come to know him," but does not continually keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth has no place in that person.



Cross References

John 14:15

"If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 15:10

If you keep my commandments, you'll abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

1 John 4:13

This is how we know that we abide in him and he in us: he has given us his Spirit.

1 John 5:3

For this demonstrates our love for God: We keep his commandments, and his commandments are not difficult,

Psalm 119:6

Then I will not be ashamed, since my eyes will be fixed on all of your commands.

Psalm 119:32

I eagerly race along the way of your commands, for you enable me to do so. He

Isaiah 53:11

Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.

Luke 6:46

"Why do you keep calling me "Lord, Lord,' but don't do what I tell you?

John 14:21-24

The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him."

John 15:14

You are my friends, if you do what I command you.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Now then, brothers, you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, as in fact you are doing. We ask and encourage you in the Lord to do so even more.

Hebrews 5:9

and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,

1 John 2:4-6

The person who says, "I have come to know him," but does not continually keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth has no place in that person.

1 John 3:14

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love one another. The person who does not love remains spiritually dead.

1 John 3:19

This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and how we will be able to keep ourselves strong in his presence.

1 John 3:22-24

Whatever we request we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

1 John 5:19

We know that we are from God and that the whole world lies under the control of the evil one.

Revelation 22:14

"How blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city!

John 17:3

And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.

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