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 for 1 John 2:4

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 for 1 John 2:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:4


2:2 And he is the propitiation - The atoning sacrifice by which the wrath of God is appeased. For our sins - Who believe. And not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world - Just as wide as sin extends, the propitiation extends also .

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.

2:5 But whoso keepeth his word - His commandments. Verily in him the love of God - Reconciled to us through Christ. Is perfected - Is perfectly known. Hereby - By our keeping his word. We know that we are in him - So is the tree known by its fruits. To know him, to be in him, to abide in him, are nearly synonymous terms; only with a gradation, - knowledge, communion, constancy.

2:6 He that saith he abideth in him - which implies a durable state; a constant, lasting knowledge of, and communion with, him. Ought himself - Otherwise they are vain words. So to walk, even as he walked - In the world. As he, are words that frequently occur in this epistle. Believers having their hearts full of him, easily supply his name.


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.

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