1 John 2:5

“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But who so keepeth his word, in him verely is the loue of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in every man who keeps his word, the love of God is made complete. By this we may be certain that we are in him:
- Basic English Bible

but whoever keeps his word, in him verily the love of God is perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him.
- Darby Bible

But whoever keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.
- Webster's Bible

But whoever obeys His Message, in him love for God has in very deed reached perfection. By this we can know that we are in Him.
- Weymouth Bible

But whoever keeps his word, God's love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:
- World English Bible

But the charite of God is perfit verili in hym, that kepith his word. In this thing we witen, that we ben in hym, if we ben perfit in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and whoever may keep his word, truly in him the love of God hath been perfected; in this we know that in him we are.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:5


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:5


1Jo 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, etc. It is by keeping his commandments that the love of God is made perfect in us. Obedience is the result and proof of love, and also gives love the opportunity to flow over the whole life. Compare Joh 14:21. Hereby. By our loyal obedience.

Discussion for 1 John 2:5

  • A man word lets you know what kind of person he is if he's always saying and not doing, then he's not a reliable person. Keeping your word should be a priority even in todays time where its all seems to be headed down the drain!

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