Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 In this way we may be certain that we are true, and may give our heart comfort before him, 20 When our heart says that we have done wrong; because God is greater than our heart, and has knowledge of all things. 21 My loved ones, if our heart does not say that we have done wrong, we have no fear before him;



Cross References

Psalm 139:1-4

O Lord, you have knowledge of me, searching out all my secrets.

Jeremiah 17:10

I the Lord am the searcher of the heart, the tester of the thoughts, so that I may give to every man the reward of his ways, in keeping with the fruit of his doings.

John 21:17

He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food.

Romans 2:14-15

For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves;

Job 27:6

I will keep it safe, and will not let it go: my heart has nothing to say against any part of my life.

Job 33:12

Truly, in saying this you are wrong; for God is greater than man.

Psalm 44:20-21

If the name of our God has gone out of our minds, or if our hands have been stretched out to a strange god,

Psalm 44:20

If the name of our God has gone out of our minds, or if our hands have been stretched out to a strange god,

Jeremiah 23:24

In what secret place may a man take cover without my seeing him? says the Lord. Is there any place in heaven or earth where I am not? says the Lord.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not have faith in them, because he had knowledge of them all.

John 8:9

And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.

John 10:29-30

That which my Father has given to me has more value than all; and no one is able to take anything out of the Father's hand.

Acts 5:33

But when these words came to their ears, they were cut to the heart, and had a mind to put them to death.

1 Corinthians 4:4

For I am not conscious of any wrong in myself; but this does not make me clear, for it is the Lord who is my judge.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

But if all are teaching as prophets, and a man without faith or knowledge comes in, he is tested by all, he is judged by all;

Titus 3:11

Clearly he is in error and a sinner, being self-judged.

Hebrews 4:13

And there is nothing made which is not completely clear to him; there is nothing covered, but all things are open to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made his oath to Abraham, because there was no greater oath, he made it by himself,

1 John 4:4

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

Revelation 2:23

And I will put her children to death; and all the churches will see that I am he who makes search into the secret thoughts and hearts of men: and I will give to every one of you the reward of your works.

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