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1 John 2:4

    1 John 2:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him:

    Webster's Revision

    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

    World English Bible

    One who says, "I know him," and doesn't keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn't in him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 2:4

    He that saith, I know him - This is a severe blow against those false teachers, and against all pretenders to religious knowledge, who live under the power of their sins; and against all Antinomians, and false boasters in the righteousness of Christ as a covering for their personal unholiness. They are all liars, and no truth of God is in them.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 2:4

    He that saith, I know Him - He who professes to be acquainted with the Saviour, or who professes to be a Christian.

    And keepeth not his commandments - What he has appointed to be observed by his people; that is, he who does not obey him.

    Is a liar - Makes a false profession; professes to have that which he really has not. Such a profession is a falsehood, because there can be no true religion where one does not obey the law of God.
    Book: 1 John
    Topic: Thieves