Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Because if our heart should condemn us, that God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

New American Standard Bible

in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

King James Version

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Holman Bible

even if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience, and He knows all things.

International Standard Version

If our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.

American Standard Version

because if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Amplified

whenever our heart convicts us [in guilt]; for God is greater than our heart and He knows all things [nothing is hidden from Him because we are in His hands].

An Understandable Version

But, if our hearts condemn us [for not demonstrating God's love for others], surely God, who is greater than our hearts [will also condemn us], because He knows all things.

Anderson New Testament

for if our heart condemn us, we know that God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Bible in Basic English

When our heart says that we have done wrong; because God is greater than our heart, and has knowledge of all things.

Common New Testament

whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if our conscience condemn us, God knows us better than we do our selves, he knoweth all things.

Darby Translation

that if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

But if our heart condemn us, certainly God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Godbey New Testament

because if our heart may condemn us, it is because God is greater than our heart, and he knows all things.

Goodspeed New Testament

if they condemn us for anything, for God is greater than our consciences, and he knows all.

John Wesley New Testament

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Julia Smith Translation

For if our heart condemn us, for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

King James 2000

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Lexham Expanded Bible

that if our heart condemns us, that God is greater than our heart and knows all [things].

Modern King James verseion

that if our heart accuses us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts, and knoweth all things.

Moffatt New Testament

whenever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart, and he knows all.

Montgomery New Testament

and shall persuade our heart in his presence whenever our heart condemns us, because God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

NET Bible

that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things.

New Heart English Bible

because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Noyes New Testament

because if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Sawyer New Testament

for if our minds condemn us, God is greater than our minds and knows all things.

The Emphasized Bible

Because, if our own heart condemn us, greater, is God, than our heart, and perceiveth all things.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For should our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Twentieth Century New Testament

that if our conscience condemns us, yet God is greater than our conscience and knows everything.

Webster

For if our heart condemneth us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Weymouth New Testament

in whatever matters our hearts condemn us--because God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.

Williams New Testament

because if our consciences do condemn us, God is greater than our consciences, and He knows everything.

World English Bible

because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Worrell New Testament

because, if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Worsley New Testament

For, if our heart condemn us, God is still greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Youngs Literal Translation

because if our heart may condemn -- because greater is God than our heart, and He doth know all things.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388
Usage: 388

καρδία 
Kardia 
καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116
Usage: 116

condemn us
καταγινώσκω 
Kataginosko 
Usage: 3

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

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

μείζων 
meizon 
Usage: 19

and

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

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 John 3:20

References

Context Readings

Courage Before God

19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and will assure our hearts before him. 20 Because if our heart should condemn us, that God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart should not condemn us, we have confidence toward God,



Cross References

Psalm 139:1-4

O LORD, thou have searched me, and known.

Jeremiah 17:10

I, LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

John 21:17

He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do thou love me? And he said to him, Lord, thou know all things. Thou know that I love thee. Jesus says t

Romans 2:14-15

For when the Gentiles who have no law do by nature the things of the law, these men, not having law, are a law to themselves.

Job 27:6

I hold fast my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach [me] so long as I live.

Job 33:12

Behold, I will answer thee. In this thou are not just, for God is greater than man.

Psalm 44:20-21

If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god,

Psalm 90:8

Thou have set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

Jeremiah 23:24

Can any man hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him? says LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says LORD.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,

John 8:9

And they, having heard and being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, having begun from the elder until the last. And Jesus was left behind alone, and the woman being in the midst.

John 10:29-30

My Father who has given to me, is greater than all, and not one is able to snatch out of my Father's hand.

Acts 5:33

And when they heard this, they were as being split with a saw, and wanted to annihilate them.

1 Corinthians 4:4

for I know nothing on myself. Yet I have not been made righteous in this, but he who appraises me is Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

But if all prophesy, and some unbelieving or unlearned man comes in, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all.

Titus 3:11

knowing that such a man is perverted, and sins, being self-condemned.

Hebrews 4:13

And there is no creature concealed from his presence, but all things are naked and vulnerable to his eyes, before whom is the word to us.

Hebrews 6:13

For God who promised to Abraham, since he had none greater to swear by, swore by himself,

1 John 4:4

Ye are of God, little children, and ye have overcome them, because greater is he in you than he in the world.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children in death. And all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the inner feelings and hearts. And I will give to you--to each--according to your works.

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