New Living Translation
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
King James Bible
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
Darby Bible Translation
that if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
World English Bible
because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
Young's Literal Translation
because if our heart may condemn -- because greater is God than our heart, and He doth know all things.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:20 For if we have not this testimony, if in anything our heart, our own conscience, condemn us, much more does God, who is greater than our heart - An infinitely holier and a more impartial Judge. And knoweth all things - So that there is no hope of hiding it from him.
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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Who then will condemn us? No one--for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God's right hand, pleading for us.
1 John 3:19
Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.
1 John 3:21
Dear friends, if we don't feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.
1 John 4:4
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
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