Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

King James Version

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Holman Bible

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn"t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

A Conservative Version

He who says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this man.

American Standard Version

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Amplified

Whoever says, “I have come to know Him,” but does not habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings), is a liar, and the truth [of the divine word] is not in him.

An Understandable Version

The person who says, "I have come to know Him," but does not obey what He commands, is lying [by such a profession], and the truth [about the matter] is not in his heart.

Anderson New Testament

He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

He who says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that says, he knows him, and does not keep his commandments, is a lyar, and an enemy to the truth:

Darby Translation

He that says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

He who says, I have known him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this man.

Godbey New Testament

The one saying, I have known him, and keeping not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Goodspeed New Testament

Whoever says, "I know him," but does not obey his commands, is a liar, and there is no truth in his heart;

John Wesley New Testament

He that faith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Julia Smith Translation

He saying, I have known him, and not keeping his commands, is a liar, and in him is not the truth.

King James 2000

He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that saith, "I know him," and yet keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the verity is not in him.

Moffatt New Testament

He who says, 'I know him,' but does not obey his commands, is a liar and the truth is not in him;

Montgomery New Testament

He who says, "I know Him," but does no continue obeying his commandments, is a liar,

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

One who says, "I know him," and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Noyes New Testament

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Sawyer New Testament

He that says, I have known him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

The Emphasized Bible

He that saith - I understand him! And, his commandments, is not keeping, is false, and, in him, the truth is not!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and in him the truth is not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The man who says 'I know Jesus,' but does not lay his commands to heart, is a liar, and the Truth has no place in him;

Webster

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Weymouth New Testament

He who professes to know Him, and yet does not obey His commands, is a liar, and the truth has no place in his heart.

Williams New Testament

Whoever says, "I know Him," but does not practice obedience to His commands is a liar, and there is no truth in his heart;

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.

Worrell New Testament

He who says, "I have known Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Worsley New Testament

He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

I know
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

him

Usage: 0

and



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

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

not
μή 
me 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 493
Usage: 1032

his

Usage: 0

ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

a liar
ψεύστης 
Pseustes 
Usage: 8

the truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

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

References

Context Readings

God's Commands

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. 5 But whoever continually keeps his commandments is the kind of person in whom God's love has truly been perfected. This is how we can be sure that we are in union with God:



Cross References

1 John 1:8

If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we're not being truthful to ourselves.

1 John 1:6

If we claim that we have fellowship with him but keep living in darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.

Hosea 8:2-3

They cry out to me, "God, we of Israel acknowledge you.'

Titus 1:16

They claim to know God, but they deny him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified to do anything good.

James 2:14-16

What good does it do, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but does not prove it with actions? This kind of faith cannot save him, can it?

1 John 1:10

If we say that we have never sinned, we make him a liar and his word has no place in us.

1 John 2:9

The person who says that he is in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.

1 John 4:20

Whoever says, "I love God," but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen.

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