Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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.

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 and he himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world. 3 Now by this we know that we have come to know God: if we keep his commandments. 4 The one who says "I have come to know God" and yet does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person.



Cross References

John 14:15

"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

John 15:10

If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commandments and remain in his love.

1 John 4:13

By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit.

1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments do not weigh us down,

Psalm 119:6

Then I would not be ashamed, if I were focused on all your commands.

Psalm 119:32

I run along the path of your commands, for you enable me to do so.

Isaiah 53:11

Having suffered, he will reflect on his work, he will be satisfied when he understands what he has done. "My servant will acquit many, for he carried their sins.

Luke 6:46

"Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do what I tell you?

John 14:21-24

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

John 15:14

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

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally then, brothers and sisters, we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us about how you must live and please God (as you are in fact living) that you do so more and more.

Hebrews 5:9

And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

1 John 2:4-6

The one who says "I have come to know God" and yet does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person.

1 John 3:14

We know that we have crossed over from death to life because we love our fellow Christians. The one who does not love remains in death.

1 John 3:19

And by this we will know that we are of the truth and will convince our conscience in his presence,

1 John 3:22-24

and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing to him.

1 John 5:19

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates.

John 17:3

Now this is eternal life -- that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said "Let light shine out of darkness," is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.

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