New American Standard Bible
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
King James Bible
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Darby Bible Translation
He that says he abides in him ought, even as he walked, himself also so to walk.
World English Bible
he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.
Young's Literal Translation
He who is saying in him he doth remain, ought according as he walked also himself so to walk.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that saith, he abideth in him - Greek, "remains" in him; that is, abides or remains in the belief of his doctrines, and in the comfort and practice of religion. The expression is one of those which refer to the intimate union between Christ and his people. A great variety of phrase is employed to denote that. For the meaning of this word in John, see the notes at 1 John 3:6.
Ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked - Ought to live and act as he did. If he is one with him, or professes to be united to him, he ought to imitate him in all things. Compare John 13:15. See also the notes at 1 John 1:6.
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(On the Mysteries. Iii. )
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
"For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.
"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
"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 Peter 2:21
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
1 John 3:24
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
1 John 4:17
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
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