1 Corinthians 8:3
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English Standard Version
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

The same is known of Him (οὗτος ἔγνωσται ὑπ' αὐτοῦ)

The same, i.e., this same man who loves God. He does not say knows God, but implies this in the larger truth, is known by God. Compare Galatians 4:9; 1 John 4:7, 1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:19. Γινώσκω in New-Testament Greek often denotes a personal relation between the knower and the known, so that the knowledge of an object implies the influence of that object upon the knower. So John 2:24, John 2:25; 1 Corinthians 2:8; 1 John 4:8. In John the relation itself is expressed by the verb. John 17:3, John 17:25; 1 John 5:20; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 2:3, 1 John 2:4, 1 John 2:5.

An idol is nothing in the world (οὐδὲν εἴδωλον ἐν κόσμῳ)

Rev., no idol is anything. An idol is a nonentity. The emphasis is on the nothingness of the idol, hence the emphatic position of οὐδὲν nothing. It is a mere stock or stone, having no real significance in heaven or on earth. One of the Old Testament names for heathen gods is elilim nothings. Idol (εἴδωλον) is primarily an image or likeness. In Greek writers it is sometimes used of the shades of the dead, or the fantasies of the mind. In the Old Testament, the number and variety of the words representing the objects of heathen worship, are a striking commentary upon the general prevalence of idolatry. Εἴδωλον image stands in the Septuagint for several of the different Hebrew terms for idols; as, elilim things of nought; gillulim things rolled about, as logs or masses of stone; chammanium sun-pillars, etc. Other words are also used to translate the same Hebrew terms, but in all cases the idea is that of the material object as shaped by mechanical processes, or as being in itself an object of terror, or a vain or abominable thing, a mere device of man.

1 Corinthians 8:3 Parallel Commentaries

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love.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man...

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 endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life...

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

1 John 5:2,3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments...

is.

Exodus 33:12,17 And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me...

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

Psalm 17:3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing...

Psalm 139:1,2 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me?...

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias?...

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements...

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

Revelation 2:9,13,19 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews...

Revelation 3:8,9,15,16 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength...

Cross References
1 Kings 3:3
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places.

Psalm 1:6
for the LORD knows the way 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 consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."

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

Romans 8:29
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 11:2
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

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