1 John 2:29

“If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that euery one which doeth righteousnesse, is borne of him.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
- King James Version

If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.
- Basic English Bible

If ye know that he is righteous, know that every one who practises righteousness is begotten of him.
- Darby Bible

If ye know that he is righteous ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
- Webster's Bible

Since you know that He is righteous, be assured also that the man who habitually acts righteously is a child of His.
- Weymouth Bible

If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of him.
- World English Bible

If ye witen that he is iust, wite ye that also ech that doith riytwisnesse, is borun of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

if ye know that he is righteous, know ye that every one doing the righteousness, of him hath been begotten.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:29


2:29 Every one - And none else. Who practiseth righteousness - From a believing, loving heart. Is born of him - For all his children are like himself.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:29


1Jo 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous. A life of righteousness shows that we have the life of Christ, and hence is proof that we have been "born of him".

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • 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.

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