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

  • Joe
    Go back and read verse 5 and 6, Steven. I believe it will help with verse 8.
  • Wayne
    Stan, John 14:26 states the Comforter is the Holy Ghost.
  • Steven Lugunga Onjoro
    Kindly explain verse 8. I don't get it.
  • Stan Holland
    1John5:7 is so easy to understand. Most people are searching for contradict of the word. John 14:26 tells the comforter is the Word of God Hebrews 13:8 christ never changes The father the word and Holy Spirit never changes his mind on sin. Study to show thyself approve
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES WHETHER YOU BE IN THE FAITH PROVE YOUR OWNSELVES --- KNOW YOU NOT --- YOUR OWNSELVES TAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU EXCEPT YOU BE REPROBATES JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT-- I SPEAK --UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Hosea Bar Gonz
    For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
    God (Elohim, 3) is One; In one mind and one accord, there is no discord amongst them. Example: A man, a woman are two, but when they get married they are one. Father sits on His throne, Jesus sits on His right hand, and the Holy Spirit is at work on earth. Have Faith

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