1 Corinthians 8:3

“But if any man love God, the same is known of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any man loue God, the same is knowen of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if anyone has love for God, God has knowledge of him.
- Basic English Bible

But if any one love God, *he* is known of him):
- Darby Bible

But if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.
- Webster's Bible

but if any one loves God, that man is known by God.
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him.
- World English Bible

And if ony man loueth God, this is knowun of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one doth love God, this one hath been known by Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:3


8:3 He is known - That is, approved, by him. #Psalm 1:6|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:3


1Co 8:3 If any man love God. Not knowledge, but love "buildeth up" (1Co 8:1). Love, too, is a source of true knowledge. It is he who loves God who knows him. The same, grammatically, refers to God. The sentence then says, "If any man love God, the same is known by him", i.e., by that man. Love is the means of obtaining the true knowledge, the highest knowledge.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 8:3

  • Abu kallon for verse 3
    if you love him, you will seek him and if you seek him you will find him
  • Brianna for verse 3
    A nice scripture to keep in mind! Does Jehovah God really distinguish from mankind those who are loyal to him, and those who are unrighteous? OF COURSE! Like wise, those who are unrighteous are known by God as well. Everything is open and exposed to God.

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