1 John 5:2

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By this wee know that wee loue the children of God, when we loue God and keepe his commandements.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hereby we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do his commandments.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws.
- Basic English Bible

Hereby know we that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
- Darby Bible

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
- Webster's Bible

The fact that we love God Himself, and obey His commands, is a proof that we love God's children.
- Weymouth Bible

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
- World English Bible

In this thing we knowen, that we louen the children of God, whanne we louen God, and don his maundementis.
- Wycliffe Bible

in this we know that we love the children of God, when we may love God, and His commands may keep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:2


5:2 Hereby we know - This is a plain proof. That we love the children of God - As his children.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:2


1Jo 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God. But all born of God must love God's children. The proof that we have this love is that we love God, and keep his commandments. We so love God as to obey his commandments, one of which is to love our neighbor as ourselves (Le 19:18 Mt 19:19 22:39 Mr 12:31 Ro 13:9 Ga 5:14 Jas 2:8).

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING --- ACCORDING TO HIS WILL --- HE HEARETH US 5:15 AND IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEARETH US WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM
  • JONAS
    Understanding the scriptures needs the right interpretation. Interpretation or rightly dividing the word of truth is in the Spirit mode or, simply, one must have the spirit just as Daniel had the spirit of the Holy God and was able to interpret visions and dreams.

    This is a faithful saying, the words spoken and written by holy men of God are all inspired of the Holy God.
  • Bruce
    Marty: No one knows The Date of His Birth or when He returns. Either Date is not Important. Knowing Him as Savior is. Know one comes to Christ until The Father Calls: John 6:44 /Ask Forgiveness:1John 1:9 /You will be Washed by His Blood:Revelation 1:5/Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11 / Changed 2Corinthians5:17,You will know,Impossible not to.
  • Martyanthony
    I thought that the birth of christ is true Dec 25what should I beloved in. '
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 1:4 IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN 1:5 AND THE LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED IT NOT PHILIPPIANS 2:14 DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT MURMURINGS AND DISPUTINGS 2:16 HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE THAT I MAY REJOICE IN THE DAY OF CHRIST THAT I HAVE NOT RUN IN VAIN NEITHER LABORED IN VAIN JOHN 5:24 VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU HE THAT HEARETH MY WORD AND BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT SENT ME HATH EVERLASTING LIFE AND SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH TO LIFE 2 PETER 1:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER --- HATH GIVEN --- UNTO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US TO GLORY AND VIRTUE
  • Preachmoore901
    God wants all believers to trust, believe and rely on the record He gives concerning His Son Jesus and His witness the Holy Spirit of truth. We have eternal life as promised.

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