Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

For if our heart condemn us, for 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.

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.

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.

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 in this we know that we are of the truth, and we will yield our hearts before him. 20 For if our heart condemn us, for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21 Dearly beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have freedom of speech towards God.



Cross References

Psalm 139:1-4

To the overseer, to David a chanting. O Jehovah thou didst search me, and thou wilt know.

Jeremiah 17:10

I Jehovah searching the heart, trying the reins, to give to each according to his way, according to the fruit of his doings.

John 21:17

He says to him the third time, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved that he said the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

Romans 2:14-15

For when nations, not having the things of the law, by nature do the things of the law, these, not having the law, are law to themselves:

Job 27:6

My justice I held fast, and I will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach from my days.

Job 33:12

Behold, this thou wert not just: I will answer thee, for God will be great above man.

Psalm 44:20-21

If we forgat the name of our God, and stretched out our hands to a strange god:

Psalm 90:8

Thou didst set our iniquities before thee, our hidden things before the light of thy face.

Jeremiah 23:24

If a man shall hide in secret places and I shall not see him, says Jehovah. Do I not fill the heavens and the earth? says Jehovah.

John 2:24-25

And Jesus himself trusted not himself to them, for he knew all,

John 8:9

And they having heard, and being convicted by consciousness, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest even to the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

John 10:29-30

My Father, who has given to me, is greater than all; . and no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.

Acts 5:33

And having heard, they gnashed the teeth with rage, and consulted to kill them.

1 Corinthians 4:4

For I know nothing by myself; but in this I have not been justified: and he examining me is the Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

And If all prophesy, and any unbelieving, or ignorant private individual come in, he is refuted by all, he is examined by all:

Titus 3:11

Knowing such to be turned back, and he sins, being self-condemned.

Hebrews 4:13

And there is no creation invisible before him: and all things naked and exposed, neck and face to view, to the eyes of him with whom to us is the word.

Hebrews 6:13

For God promising to Abraham, since he had none greater to swear by, sware by himself,

1 John 4:4

Ye are of God, little children, and have conquered them: for greater is he in you, than he in the world.

Revelation 2:23

And her children will I kill in death; and all the churches shall know that I am he searching the reins and hearts: and I will give to you each according to our works.

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