1 Corinthians 8:3
New International Version
But whoever loves God is known by God.

New Living Translation
But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes.

English Standard Version
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

Berean Study Bible
But the one who loves God is known by God.

Berean Literal Bible
But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.

King James Bible
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

New King James Version
But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

New American Standard Bible
but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.

NASB 1995
but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.

NASB 1977
but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.

Amplified Bible
But if anyone loves God [with awe-filled reverence, obedience and gratitude], he is known by Him [as His very own and is greatly loved].

Christian Standard Bible
But if anyone loves God, he is known by him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.

American Standard Version
but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if a man loves God, this one is known by him.

Contemporary English Version
But God has no doubts about who loves him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if any any love God, the same is known by him.

English Revised Version
but if any man loveth God, the same is known of him.

Good News Translation
But the person who loves God is known by him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if they love God, they are known by God.

International Standard Version
But anyone who loves God is known by him.

Literal Standard Version
and if anyone loves God, this one has been known by Him.

NET Bible
But if someone loves God, he is known by God.

New Heart English Bible
But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him.

Weymouth New Testament
but if any one loves God, that man is known by God.

World English Bible
But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him.

Young's Literal Translation
and if any one doth love God, this one hath been known by Him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Food Sacrificed to Idols
2The one who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. 3But the one who loves God is known by God. 4So about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world, and that there is no God but one.…

Cross References
1 Kings 3:3
And Solomon loved the LORD and walked in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD guards the path of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Amos 3:2
"Only you have I known from all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 11:2
God did not reject His people, whom He foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says about Elijah, how he appealed to God against Israel:

1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.


Treasury of Scripture

But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

love.

1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

is.

Exodus 33:12,17
And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight…

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 17:3
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.









(3) If any man love God.--This explains the nature of the love which edifies. Love to God, and therefore love to man, builds up the whole Christian communion. The man gets outside the mere selfish thought of his own indulgence in his liberty. There is the under-thought in these words ("the same is known of Him") of the identity between knowing God and being known of Him. The latter is the source of the former. Like water rising to its own level, the love and the knowledge rise as high as their source.

Verse 3. - If any man love God, the same is known of him. We should have expected the sentence to end "the same knows him." St. Paul purposely alters the symmetry of the phrase. He did not wish to use any terms which would foster the already overgrown conceit of knowledge which was inflating the minds of his Corinthian converts. Further than this, he felt that "God knoweth them that are his" (2 Timothy 3:19), but that, since we are finite and God is infinite, we cannot measure the arm of God by the finger of man. Hence, although it is quite true that "Every one that loveth is begotten of God and knoweth God" (1 John 4:7), yet in writing to those whose love was very imperfect, St. Paul deliberately chooses the passive form of expression as in Galatians 4:9, "Now that ye have known God or are rather known of God."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the one who
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

loves
ἀγαπᾷ (agapa)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

God
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

is known
ἔγνωσται (egnōstai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

by
ὑπ’ (hyp’)
Preposition
Strong's 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

[God].
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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