1 John 2:4

“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that saith, I knowe him, and keepeth not his commandements, is a lyer, and the trueth is not in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The one who says, "I have come to know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him:
- Basic English Bible

He that says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
- Darby Bible

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
- Webster's Bible

He who professes to know Him, and yet does not obey His commands, is a liar, and the truth has no place in his heart.
- Weymouth Bible

One who says, "I know him," and doesn't keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn't in him.
- World English Bible

He that seith that he knowith God, and kepith not hise comaundementis, is a liere, and trewthe is not in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is saying, `I have known him,' and his command is not keeping, a liar he is, and in him the truth is not;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:4


1Jo 2:4 He that saith, etc. If one claims to have a saving knowledge of Christ, yet lives in disobedience, his life puts the lie to his words.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 john 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.
  • Alex
    This scripture backs up Jesus. He said when he the spirit of truth ( THE H.G ) is come HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, ALSO ISAIAHS LIL CHILD THAT WILL LEAD US WHICH IS the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, Thats y the new birth is so important we are gonna birth a baby CHRIST, THE ANOINTING,That which is born of the spirit tis SPIRIT. She brought forth a child that will RULE all nations, TH H.G.
  • Gloria
    Food for our soul ,body ,directing our footsteps.
  • Patie
    How ashamed will you be, dear believer in Messiah, if on that day, He says, “I don’t know you”. It is not enough to know in your mind,
  • 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)

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