New International Version
But whoever loves God is known by God.
King James Bible
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Darby Bible Translation
But if any one love God, *he* is known of him):
World English Bible
But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him.
Young's Literal Translation
and if any one doth love God, this one hath been known by Him.
1 Corinthians 8:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But if any man love God - In that way which the commandment requires, which will necessarily beget love to his neighbor, the same is known of him - is approved of God, and acknowledged as his genuine follower.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember the Fourteenth the Sacred Use of Liberty
"Take heed lest this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling-block." --1 CORINTHIANS viii. 8-13. That is a very solemn warning. My liberty may trip someone into bondage. If life were an affair of one my liberty might be wholesome; but it is an affair of many, and my liberty may be destructive to my fellows. I am not only responsible for my life, but for its influence. When a thing has been lived there is still the example to deal with. If orange peel be thrown upon the pavement, that is not the end …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
How those are to be Admonished who do Bad Things Secretly and Good Things Openly, and those who do Contrariwise.
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
1 Kings 3:3
Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah--how he appealed to God against Israel:
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
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