28 But He said, (A)“More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

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28 But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are (A)those who hear the word of God and follow it.”

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28 But He said, “On the contrary, blessed (happy, favored by God) are those who hear the word of God and continually observe it.”

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28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God(A) and obey it.”(B)

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28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

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The Test of Knowing Him

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

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(A)By this we know that we have come to (B)know Him, if we (C)keep His commandments.

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And this is how we know [daily, by experience] that we have come to know Him [to understand Him and be more deeply acquainted with Him]: if we habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings).

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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)

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And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

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By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and (A)keep His commandments. (B)For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And (C)His commandments are not burdensome.

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(A)By this we know that (B)we love the children of God, when we love God and [a]follow His commandments. For (C)this is the love of God, that we (D)keep His commandments; and (E)His commandments are not burdensome.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 5:2 Lit do

By this we know [without any doubt] that we love the children of God: [expressing that love] when we love God and obey His commandments. For the [true] love of God is this: that we habitually keep His commandments and remain focused on His precepts. And His commandments and His precepts are not difficult [to obey].

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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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By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

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Jesus Promises Another Helper

15 (A)“If you love Me, [a]keep My commandments.

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Footnotes

  1. John 14:15 NU you will keep

15 (A)If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

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15 “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.

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Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, keep my commands.(A)

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15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, (A)and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

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