Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 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. 5 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. 6 The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked.



Cross References

John 14:23

Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.

1 John 3:24

And the person who keeps his commandments resides in God, and God in him. Now by this we know that God resides in us: by the Spirit he has given us.

1 John 4:12-13

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

John 14:21

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."

Psalm 105:45

so that they might keep his commands and obey his laws. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 106:3

How blessed are those who promote justice, and do what is right all the time!

Psalm 119:2

How blessed are those who observe his rules, and seek him with all their heart,

Psalm 119:4

You demand that your precepts be carefully kept.

Psalm 119:146

I cried out to you, "Deliver me, so that I can keep your rules."

Proverbs 8:32

"So now, children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

Ecclesiastes 8:5

Whoever obeys his command will not experience harm, and a wise person knows the proper time and procedure.

Ezekiel 36:27

I will put my Spirit within you; I will take the initiative and you will obey my statutes and carefully observe my regulations.

Luke 11:28

But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

John 6:56

The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood resides in me, and I in him.

John 15:5

"I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me -- and I in him -- bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing.

Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:30

He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

2 Corinthians 5:17

So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away -- look, what is new has come!

2 Corinthians 5:21

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

Colossians 2:9-10

For in him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form,

James 2:22

You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works.

1 John 2:3-4

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

1 John 2:27-28

Now as for you, the anointing that you received from him resides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as it has taught you, you reside in him.

1 John 4:15-16

If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love.

1 John 5:2

By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and obey his commandments.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life.

Revelation 12:17

So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep God's commandments and hold to the testimony about Jesus. And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.

Revelation 14:12

This requires the steadfast endurance of the saints -- those who obey God's commandments and hold to their faith in Jesus.

Proverbs 28:7

The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents.

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