1 John 2:3
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English Standard Version
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

King James Bible
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

American Standard Version
And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

English Revised Version
And hereby know we that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Weymouth New Testament
And by this we may know that we know Him--if we obey His commands.

1 John 2:3 Parallel
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Hereby (ἐν τούτῳ)

Lit., in this. Characteristic of John. See John 8:35; John 15:8; John 16:30; 1 John 2:5; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4:13; 1 John 5:2; 1 John 3:16; 1 John 3:19; 1 John 4:2. The expression points to what follows, "if we keep His commandments," yet with a covert reference to that idea as generally implied in the previous words concerning fellowship with God and walking in the light.

We know (γινώσκομεν)

Or, perceive. By experience, from day to day; distinguished from οἴδαμεν we know, expressing absolute, immediate knowledge of a fact once for all. Compare 1 John 3:2.

That we know (ὅτι ἐγνώκαμεν)

Or, more literally, have come to know. John does not use the compound forms ἐπιγινώσκειν and ἐπίγνωσις (see on Matthew 7:16. See Luke 1:4; Acts 4:13; Romans 1:28; Ephesians 1:17, etc.), nor the kindred word γνῶσις knowledge (Luke 1:77; Romans 2:20, etc.).

We keep His commandments (τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ τηρῶμεν)

A phrase peculiar to John and occurring elsewhere only Matthew 19:17; 1 Timothy 6:14. In 1 Corinthians 7:19, we find τήρησις ἐντολῶν the keeping of the commandments. On τηρέω to keep, see on 1 Peter 1:5.

1 John 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hereby.

1 John 2:4-6 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him...

1 John 3:14,19 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death...

1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

we know.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

*Heb:

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

if we.

1 John 3:22,23 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight...

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Psalm 119:6,32 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments...

Luke 6:46 And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

John 14:15,21-24 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

Cross References
John 14:15
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 15:10
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

1 John 2:4
Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

1 John 2:5
but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

1 John 3:6
No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1 John 3:22
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

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