1 John 2:3

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hereby wee doe knowe that we know him, if we keepe his commandements.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.
- Basic English Bible

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- Darby Bible

And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- Webster's Bible

And by this we may know that we know Him--if we obey His commands.
- Weymouth Bible

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.
- World English Bible

And in this thing we witen, that we knowen hym, if we kepen hise comaundementis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:3


2:3 And hereby we know that we truly and savingly know him - As he is the advocate, the righteous, the propitiation. If we keep his commandments - Particularly those of faith and love.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:3


1Jo 2:3 And by this we do know that we know him. The evidences that we have a saving knowledge of Christ is loyal obedience to his commandments.

Discussion for 1 John 2:3

  • Ralph de Jesus for verse 3
    God will give the his holy sprit to those who keep his commandments and it is by his holy spirit that we will be able to know him; for no man knows God except God and those who have the sprit of God within them.

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