Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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Context Readings

God's Commands

4 Whoever says, "I know him," but does not obey his commands, is a liar, and there is no truth in his heart; 5 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; 6 whoever says, "I am always in union with him" must live just as he lived.



Cross References

John 14:23

Jesus answered, "Anyone who loves me will observe my teaching, and my Father will love him and we will come to him and live with him.

1 John 3:24

All who obey his commands keep in union with him, and he does with them; and this is how we know that he keeps in union with us??y the Spirit which he has given us.

1 John 4:12-13

No one has ever seen God; yet if we love one another, God keeps in union with us and love for him attains perfection in our hearts.

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

John 14:21

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

Luke 11:28

But he said, "You might better say, 'Blessed are those who hear God's message and observe it!' "

John 6:56

Whoever lives on my flesh and drinks my blood remains united to me and I remain united to him.

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches. Anyone who remains united to me, with me united to him, will be very fruitful, for you cannot do anything apart from me.

Romans 8:1

So there is no condemnation any more for those who are in union with Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But you are his children, through your union with Christ Jesus, whom God has made our wisdom??ur uprightness and consecration and redemption,

2 Corinthians 5:17

So if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new being; the old state of things has passed away; there is a new state of things.

2 Corinthians 5:21

He made him who knew nothing of sin to be sin, for our sake, so that through union with him we might become God's uprightness.

Colossians 2:9-10

For it is in him that all the fulness of God's nature lives embodied,

James 2:22

You see that in his case faith and good deeds worked together; faith found its highest expression in good deeds,

1 John 2:3-4

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

1 John 2:27-28

You still retain in your hearts the anointing with the Spirit that you received from him, and you do not need to have anyone teach you. But just as that anointing of his teaches you about everything, and as it is true and no falsehood, keep in union with him just as it has taught you to do.

1 John 4:15-16

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God keeps in union with him and he with God.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. For fear suggests punishment and no one who feels fear has attained perfect love.

1 John 5:2

This is how we can be sure that we love the children of God: it is by loving God and obeying his commands.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us power to recognize him who is true; and we are in union with him who is true, through his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Revelation 12:17

So the dragon was enraged at the woman, and he went off to make war on the rest of her children??hose who obey God's commands and adhere to the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 14:12

On this fact rests the endurance of God's people, who obey God's commands and cling to their faith in Jesus.

Revelation 14:12

On this fact rests the endurance of God's people, who obey God's commands and cling to their faith in Jesus.

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