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Bible in Basic English

But in every man who keeps his word, the love of God is made complete. By this we may be certain that we are in him:

New American Standard Bible

but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

King James Version

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Holman Bible

But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him:

International Standard Version

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:

A Conservative Version

But whoever keeps his word, truly in this man the love of God is fully perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

American Standard Version

but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:

Amplified

But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him:

An Understandable Version

But the person who obeys what His teaching requires, truly in this person love for God has been made complete. This is [another way] to be sure that we are in [fellowship with] Him:

Anderson New Testament

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.

Common New Testament

But whoever keeps his word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in him:

Daniel Mace New Testament

but he that observes his precepts, loves God with a true and perfect love: 'tis by this we know that we are truly christians.

Darby Translation

but whoever keeps his word, in him verily the love of God is perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

But whoever keeps his word, truly in this man the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

Godbey New Testament

but whosoever shall keep his word, truly the divine love of God has been made perfect in him. In this we know that we are in him.

Goodspeed New Testament

but whoever obeys his message really has the love of God in perfection in his heart. This is the way we can be sure that we are in union with him;

John Wesley New Testament

But whoso keepeth his word, verily in him the love of God is perfected: hereby we know that we are in him.

Julia Smith Translation

Whoever should keep his word, truly in him has the word of God been completed: in this we know that we are in him.

King James 2000

But whoever keeps his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But whoever keeps his word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

Modern King James verseion

But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfect, indeed. And hereby know we that we are in him.

Moffatt New Testament

but whoever obeys his word, in him love to God is really complete. This is how we may be sure we are in him:

Montgomery New Testament

and the truth is not in him; bit if any man obey his word, in him truly is the love of God made perfect. By this we come to know that we are in him.

NET Bible

But whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

New Heart English Bible

But whoever keeps his word, God's love has truly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:

Noyes New Testament

But whoever keepeth his word, truly in him is the love of God perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him.

Sawyer New Testament

but whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

The Emphasized Bible

But whosoever may be keeping his word, of a truth, in this man, the love of God hath been made perfect. Hereby, perceive we, that, in him, we are.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But whosoever keepeth his word, verily in him is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

but, whenever a man lays his Message to heart, in that man the love of God has indeed reached its perfection. By this we know that we are in union with God--

Webster

But whoever keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.

Weymouth New Testament

But whoever obeys His Message, in him love for God has in very deed reached perfection. By this we can know that we are in Him.

Williams New Testament

but whoever practices obedience to His message really has a perfect love of God in his heart. By this we can be sure that we are in union with Him:

World English Bible

But whoever keeps his word, God's love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:

Worrell New Testament

but whosoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God has been perfected: in this we know that we are in Him.

Worsley New Testament

But whosoever keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: and by this we know that we are in Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

and whoever may keep his word, truly in him the love of God hath been perfected; in this we know that in him we are.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

his

Usage: 0

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

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

him
τούτῳ 
Touto 
Usage: 68

ἀληθῶς 
Alethos 
Usage: 13

is
τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

the love
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

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

know we
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we

Usage: 0

are
ἐσμέν 
Esmen 
Usage: 50

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 2:5

Images 1 John 2:5

Prayers for 1 John 2:5

Context Readings

God's Commands

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: 5 But in every man who keeps his word, the love of God is made complete. By this we may be certain that we are in him: 6 He who says that he is living in him, will do as he did.



Cross References

John 14:23

Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.

1 John 3:24

He who keeps his laws is in God and God is in him. And the Spirit which he gave us is our witness that he is in us.

1 John 4:12-13

No man has ever seen God: if we have love for one another, God is in us and his love is made complete in us:

John 14:21

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.

Psalm 105:45

So that they might keep his orders, and be true to his laws. Give praise to the Lord.

Psalm 106:3

Happy are they whose decisions are upright, and he who does righteousness at all times.

Psalm 119:2

Happy are they who keep his unchanging word, searching after him with all their heart.

Psalm 119:4

You have put your orders into our hearts, so that we might keep them with care.

Psalm 119:146

My cry has gone up to you; take me out of trouble, and I will be guided by your unchanging word.

Proverbs 8:32

Give ear to me then, my sons: for happy are those who keep my ways.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoever keeps the law will come to no evil: and a wise man's heart has knowledge of time and of decision.

Ezekiel 36:27

And I will put my spirit in you, causing you to be guided by my rules, and you will keep my orders and do them.

Luke 11:28

But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

John 6:56

He who takes my flesh for food and my blood for drink is in me and I in him.

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches: he who is in me at all times as I am in him, gives much fruit, because without me you are able to do nothing.

Romans 8:1

For this cause those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But God has given you a place in Christ Jesus, through whom God has given us wisdom and righteousness and salvation, and made us holy:

2 Corinthians 5:17

So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.

2 Corinthians 5:21

For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Colossians 2:9-10

For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,

James 2:22

You see that his faith was helping his works and was made complete by them;

1 John 2:3-4

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

1 John 2:27-28

As for you, the Spirit which he gave you is still in you, and you have no need of any teacher; but as his Spirit gives you teaching about all things, and is true and not false, so keep your hearts in him, through the teaching which he has given you.

1 John 4:15-16

Everyone who says openly that Jesus is the Son of God, has God in him and is in God.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love.

1 John 5:2

In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws.

1 John 5:20

And we are certain that the Son of God has come, and has given us a clear vision, so that we may see him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Revelation 12:17

And the dragon was angry with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her seed, who keep the orders of God, and the witness of Jesus:

Revelation 14:12

Here is the quiet strength of the saints, who keep the orders of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Proverbs 28:7

He who keeps the law is a wise son, but he who keeps company with feasters puts shame on his father.

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