Now this is eternal life: that they know you,(A) the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.(B)

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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: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love

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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This is how we know(A) that we love the children of God:(B) by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.(C) And his commands are not burdensome,(D)

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34 “A new command(A) I give you: Love one another.(B) As I have loved you, so you must love one another.(C) 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”(D)

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