1 John 2:29
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English Standard Version
If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

King James Bible
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

American Standard Version
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you know, that he is just, know ye, that every one also, who doth justice, is born of him.

English Revised Version
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye know that he is righteous ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

Weymouth New Testament
Since you know that He is righteous, be assured also that the man who habitually acts righteously is a child of His.

1 John 2:29 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

If ye know - ye know (ἐὰν εἰδῆτε - γινώσκετε)

If ye know absolutely that He is righteous, ye perceive that every one, etc. See on John 2:24. Ye perceive may be taken as imperative: perceive or know ye.

Is born of Him (ἐξ αὐτοῦ γεγέννηται)

The interpreters differ as to the reference of Him; some referring it to God, and others to Christ. Against the latter is the fact that men are not said to be born of Christ, but of God; and that to be born of God is a characteristic phrase of John, while to be born of Christ is a phrase which occurs nowhere. On the other hand, the undoubted reference to Christ in 1 John 2:28, would seem to demand a similar reference here. Men are said to abide in Christ as well as in God, and to be born of the Spirit. Westcott's remark is pertinent. "When John thinks of God in relation to men, he never thinks of Him apart from Christ (see 1 John 5:20); and again, he never thinks of Christ in His human nature without adding the thought of His divine nature. Thus a rapid transition is possible from the one aspect of the Lord's divine-human person to the other."

Righteous (δίκαιος)

Used by John both of God and of Christ. Of God, 1 John 1:9; John 17:25; Revelation 16:5; of Christ, 1 John 2:1; 1 John 3:7. Compare Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52; Acts 22:14.

Is born of Him (ἐξ αὐτοῦ γεγέννηται)

Rev., begotten. The first occurrence of the phrase in the Epistle.

1 John 2:29 Parallel Commentaries

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he is.

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

1 John 3:5 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted to you;

Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should know his will, and see that Just One...

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom...

Hebrews 7:2,26 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

ye know. or, know ye. that every.

1 John 3:7,10 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous...

Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Matthew 7:16-18 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles...

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Titus 2:12-14 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world...

is born.

1 John 3:9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:3-5 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:3,23 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

Cross References
John 1:13
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:3
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."

John 7:18
The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.

1 John 3:5
You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

1 John 3:7
Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

1 John 3:9
No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

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