21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.(A) The one who loves me will be loved by my Father,(B) and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

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23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.(A) My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.(B)

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18 with those who keep his covenant(A)
    and remember(B) to obey his precepts.(C)

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10 If you keep my commands,(A) you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.

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Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers

We know(A) that we have come to know him(B) if we keep his commands.(C) Whoever says, “I know him,”(D) but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.(E) But if anyone obeys his word,(F) love for God[a] is truly made complete in them.(G) This is how we know(H) we are in him:

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love

22 and receive from him anything we ask,(A) because we keep his commands(B) and do what pleases him.(C)

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24 The one who keeps God’s commands(A) lives in him,(B) and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.(C)

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In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.(A) And his commands are not burdensome,(B)

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And this is love:(A) that we walk in obedience to his commands.(B) As you have heard from the beginning,(C) his command is that you walk in love.

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17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war(A) against the rest of her offspring(B)—those who keep God’s commands(C) and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.(D)

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12 This calls for patient endurance(A) on the part of the people of God(B) who keep his commands(C) and remain faithful to Jesus.

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