Parallel Verses

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:

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:

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.

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

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Context Readings

God's Commands

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: 6 The one who says that he abides in him must live the same way he himself lived.



Cross References

John 14:23

Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him.

1 John 3:24

The person who keeps his commandments abides in God, and God abides in him. This is how we can be sure that he remains in us: he has given us his Spirit.

1 John 4:12-13

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

John 14:21

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."

Psalm 105:45

so they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Hallelujah!

Psalm 106:3

How happy are those who enforce justice, who live righteously all the time.

Psalm 119:2

How blessed are those who observe his decrees, who seek him with all of their heart,

Psalm 119:4

You have commanded concerning your precepts, that they be guarded with diligence.

Psalm 119:146

I have called out to you, "Save me, so I may keep your decrees."

Proverbs 8:32

"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.

Ezekiel 36:27

I'll place my spirit within you, empowering you to live according to my regulations and to keep my just decrees.

Luke 11:28

But he said, "Instead, how blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it!"

John 6:56

The person who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

Romans 8:1

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and look! all things have become new!

2 Corinthians 5:21

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God's righteousness would be produced in us.

Colossians 2:9-10

because all the essence of deity inhabits him in bodily form.

James 2:22

You see that his faith worked together with what he did, and by his actions his faith was made complete.

1 John 2:3-4

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

1 John 2:27-28

The anointing you received from God abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you this. Instead, because God's anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not a lie, abide in him, as he taught you to do.

1 John 4:15-16

God abides in the one who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, and he abides in God.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.

1 John 5:2

This is how we know that we love God's children: we love God and keep his commandments.

1 John 5:20

We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true God. We are in union with the one who is true, his Son Jesus the Messiah, who is the true God and eternal life.

Revelation 12:17

The dragon became angry with the woman and went away to do battle against the rest of her children, the ones who keep God's commandments and hold on to the testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 14:12

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to their faithfulness in Jesus:

Proverbs 28:7

Whoever keeps the Law is a discerning son, but whoever keeps company with gluttons brings shame to his father.

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