1 John 2:29

“If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that euery one which doeth righteousnesse, is borne of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.
- Basic English Bible

If ye know that he is righteous, know that every one who practises righteousness is begotten of him.
- Darby Bible

If ye know that he is righteous ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
- Webster's Bible

Since you know that He is righteous, be assured also that the man who habitually acts righteously is a child of His.
- Weymouth Bible

If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of him.
- World English Bible

If ye witen that he is iust, wite ye that also ech that doith riytwisnesse, is borun of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

if ye know that he is righteous, know ye that every one doing the righteousness, of him hath been begotten.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:29


2:29 Every one - And none else. Who practiseth righteousness - From a believing, loving heart. Is born of him - For all his children are like himself.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:29


1Jo 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous. A life of righteousness shows that we have the life of Christ, and hence is proof that we have been "born of him".

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Standaman
    Verse 29: To do righteousness means to believe in Jesus. The Lords commandments are to believe in Him and to Love one another. Once a person does this he is righteous because Jesus cleanses him from all his unrighteousness. "let no man deceive you. he that doeth righteousness (Believes in Jesus) is righteous, even as He is righteous." (IJohn 3:7)
  • A disciple
    "Do not ye love the world, nor those things that be in the world. If any man loveth the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. For all thing that is in the world, is covetousness of flesh, and covetousness of eyes, and pride of life, which is not of the Father, but it is of the world." The things that the ungodly in a fury and daring defiance do against the Spirit of Christ and obedience.
  • A disciple
    "Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning." That which was pronounced by God Himself to the wicked one to his face, in the presence of two witnesses, the man and his wife; IS THE COMMANDMENT for our Salvation; unto which hope the holy in all ages by love served God.
  • Bruce
    Wayne: Joel 2:28 Prophesies of the Spirit being poured out upon man. That's repeated Acts 2:17. It's what happen a few Thousand years ago: Acts2:16. Last Days started in The Days of Christ. This World is growing more Darker and Evil Dailey. Reach The Lost, for The Trumpet will soon Sound.
  • Wayne
    Sara, when are the last days?
  • Sara
    Acts 2:17:
    “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:”

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