1 John 2:3
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New International Version
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

World English Bible
This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

Young's Literal Translation
and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And hereby we do know that we know him - If we keep the commandments of God, loving him with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves, we have the fullest proof that we have the true saving knowledge of God and his Christ. The Gnostics pretended to much knowledge, but their knowledge left them in possession of all their bad passions and unholy habits; they, therefore, gave no proof that they had known either God or his Son Jesus - nor is any man properly acquainted with God, who is still under the power of his sins.

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...

Library
Youthful Strength
'I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.'--1 John ii. 14. 'What am I going to be?' is the question that presses upon young people stepping out of the irresponsibilities of childhood into youth. But, unfortunately, the question is generally supposed to be answered when they have fixed upon a trade or profession. It means, rightly taken, a great deal more than that. 'What am I going to make of myself?' 'What
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Thirtieth Day. The Unction from the Holy One.
And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all things. And as for you, the anointing which ye received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as His anointing teacheth you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, ye abide in Him.'--1 John ii. 20, 27. In the revelation by Moses of God's Holiness and His way of making holy, the priests, and specially the high priests, were the chief expression of God's Holiness in man.
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

That to Him who Loveth God is Sweet Above all Things and in all Things
Behold, God is mine, and all things are mine! What will I more, and what more happy thing can I desire? O delightsome and sweet world! that is, to him that loveth the Word, not the world, neither the things that are in the world.(1) My God, my all! To him that understandeth, that word sufficeth, and to repeat it often is pleasing to him that loveth it. When Thou art present all things are pleasant; when Thou art absent, all things are wearisome. Thou makest the heart to be at rest, givest it
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

But Since no Man is Worthy to Come Forward in his Own Name...
But since no man is worthy to come forward in his own name, and appear in the presence of God, our heavenly Father, to relieve us at once from fear and shame, with which all must feel oppressed, [8] has given us his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to be our Advocate and Mediator, that under his guidance we may approach securely, confiding that with him for our Intercessor nothing which we ask in his name will be denied to us, as there is nothing which the Father can deny to him (1 Tim. 2:5; 1 John 2:1;
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

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

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

1 John 2:4
Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

1 John 2:5
But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know 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.

1 John 3:6
No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

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

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