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1 John 3:19–20

19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

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1 John 3:19–20 — The New International Version (NIV)

19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

1 John 3:19–20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

1 John 3:19–20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.

1 John 3:19–20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. 20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

1 John 3:19–20 — New Century Version (NCV)

19 This is the way we know that we belong to the way of truth. When our hearts make us feel guilty, we can still have peace before God. God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

1 John 3:19–20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

19 Hereby shall we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our heart before him: 20 because if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

1 John 3:19–20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

19 And hereby we shall know that we are of the truth, and shall persuade our hearts before him—

20 that if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

1 John 3:19–20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

19 This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and how we will be reassured in his presence. 20 Whenever our conscience condemns us, we will be reassured that God is greater than our conscience and knows everything.

1 John 3:19–20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 This is how we will know we belong to the truth and will convince our conscience in His presence, 20 even if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience, and He knows all things.

1 John 3:19–20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

1 John 3:19–20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

19 By this we know that we are of the truth and will convince our heart before him, 20 that if our heart condemns us, that God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

1 John 3:19–20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

19 That’s how we know that we hold to the truth. And that’s how we put our hearts at rest, knowing that God is watching. 20 Our hearts may judge us. But God is greater than our hearts. He knows everything.

1 John 3:19–20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

19 We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him

20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.


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