New Living Translation
Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.
King James Bible
And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
Darby Bible Translation
And hereby we shall know that we are of the truth, and shall persuade our hearts before him --
World English Bible
And by this we know that we are of the truth, and persuade our hearts before him,
Young's Literal Translation
and in this we know that of the truth we are, and before Him we shall assure our hearts,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:19 And hereby we know - We have a farther proof by this real, operative love. That we are of the truth - That we have true faith, that we are true children of God. And shall assure our hearts before him - Shall enjoy the assurance of his favour, and the testimony of a good conscience toward God. The heart, in St. John's language, is the conscience. The word conscience is not found in his writings.
Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.'--1 John iii. 7. The popular idea of the Apostle John is strangely unlike the real man. He is supposed to be the gentle Apostle of Love, the mystic amongst the Twelve. He is that, but he was the 'son of thunder' before he was the Apostle of Love, and he did not drop the first character when he attained the second. No doubt his central thought was, 'God is Love'; no doubt that thought had …
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Vanity of Human Glory.
1 John 2:21
So I am writing to you not because you don't know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies.
1 John 3:20
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
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