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

King James Bible
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

American Standard Version
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

English Revised Version
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him:

Webster's Bible Translation
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Weymouth New Testament
He who professes to know Him, and yet does not obey His commands, is a liar, and the truth has no place in his heart.

1 John 2:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A liar

Compare we lie, 1 John 1:6.

In him (ἐν τούτῳ)

Emphatic. Lit., in this one the truth is not. See on 1 John 1:8.

1 John 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that saith.

1 John 2:9 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.

1 John 1:6,8,10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth...

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

I know.

Hosea 8:2,3 Israel shall cry to me, My God, we know you...

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

is a. See on ch.

1 John 1:6,8 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth...

Cross References
John 8:44
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Titus 1:10
For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.

Titus 1:16
They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

1 John 1:6
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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

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.

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