New Living Translation
But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.
King James Bible
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Darby Bible Translation
but whoever keeps his word, in him verily the love of God is perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him.
World English Bible
But whoever keeps his word, God's love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:
Young's Literal Translation
and whoever may keep his word, truly in him the love of God hath been perfected; in this we know that in him we are.
1 John 2:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:5 But whoso keepeth his word - His commandments. Verily in him the love of God - Reconciled to us through Christ. Is perfected - Is perfectly known. Hereby - By our keeping his word. We know that we are in him - So is the tree known by its fruits. To know him, to be in him, to abide in him, are nearly synonymous terms; only with a gradation, - knowledge, communion, constancy.
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Discourse I "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16 1. How many vain men, not understanding what they spake, neither whereof they affirmed, have wrested this Scripture to the great loss if not the destruction of their souls! How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God, and thence idly presumed they were the children of God while they were doing the works of the devil! These are truly and properly …
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What God is to Us.
Jesus replied, "All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
1 John 2:3
And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.
1 John 3:24
Those who obey God's commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.
1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
1 John 4:13
And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us.
1 John 4:17
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.
1 John 5:2
We know we love God's children if we love God and obey his commandments.
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