1 John 2:3

“And hereby wee doe knowe that we know him, if we keepe his commandements.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- King James Version

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.
- Basic English Bible

And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- Darby Bible

And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
- Webster's Bible

And by this we may know that we know Him--if we obey His commands.
- Weymouth Bible

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.
- World English Bible

And in this thing we witen, that we knowen hym, if we kepen hise comaundementis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:3


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:3


1Jo 2:3 And by this we do know that we know him. The evidences that we have a saving knowledge of Christ is loyal obedience to his commandments.

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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