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1 John 2:5–6

But if anyone obeys his word,g love for Goda is truly made complete in them.h This is how we knowi we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.j

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1 John 2:5–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

1 John 2:5–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

But if someone obeys God’s teaching, then in that person God’s love has truly reached its goal. This is how we can be sure we are living in God: Whoever says that he lives in God must live as Jesus lived.

1 John 2:5–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

but whoever keeps his word, in him verily the love of God is perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him. He that says he abides in him ought, even as he walked, himself also so to walk.

1 John 2:5–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

But whoever obeys what Christ says is the kind of person in whom God’s love is perfected. That’s how we know we are in Christ. Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.

1 John 2:5–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, “I abide in him,” ought to walk just as he walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But whoever keeps his word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him. The one who says that he resides in him ought also to walk just as that one walked.

1 John 2:5–6 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

But if anyone obeys God’s word, then God’s love is truly made complete in that person. Here is how we know we belong to him. Those who claim to belong to him must live just as Jesus did.

1 John 2:5–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.