New International Version
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
King James Bible
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness towards God,
World English Bible
Beloved, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have boldness toward God;
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, if our heart may not condemn us, we have boldness toward God,
1 John 3:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If our heart condemn us not - If we be conscious to ourselves of our own sincerity, that we practice not deceit, and use no mask, then have we confidence toward God - we can appeal to him for our sincerity, and we can come with boldness to the throne of grace, to obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. And therefore says the apostle,
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Eversley, 1869. Windsor Castle, 1869. 1 John iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." Let us consider this noble text, and see something, at least, of what it has to tell us. It is, like all God's messages, all God's laws, ay, like God's world in which we live and breathe, …
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So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.
1 John 2:28
And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 3:2
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:20
If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
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