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;
1 John 2:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
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"If you love me, keep my commands.
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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