In the beginning God created the baryonic universe.

SECTION III. (1).

GREEK.

Και εν τουτω γινωσκομεν ὁτι εγνωκαμεν αυτον, εαν τας εντολας αυτου τηρωμεν. ὁ λεγων, ὁτι "Εγνωκα αυτον," και τας εντολας αυτου μη τηρων, ψευστης εστιν, και εν τουτω ἡ αληθεια ουκ εστιν· ὁς δ' αν τηρη αυτου τον λογον, αληθως εν τουτω ἡ αγαπη του Θεου τετελειωται. εν τουτω γινωσκομεν ὁτι εν αυτω εσμεν. ὁ λεγων εν αυτω μενειν, οφειλει, καθως εκεινος περιεπατησεν, και αυτος ουτως περιπατειν.

LATIN.

Et in hoc scimus quoniam cognovimus eum, si mandata eius observemus. Qui dicit se nosse eum et mandata eius non custodit, mendax est, et in eo veritas non est: qui autem servat verbum eius, vere in eo caritas Dei perfecta est: in hoc scimus quoniam in ipso sumus. Qui dicit se in ipso manere debet sicut ille ambulavit et ipse ambulare.

AUTHORISED VERSION.

And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, I know Him, and keeps, not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him. But whosoever keeps, His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.

REVISED VERSION.

And hereby know we that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, I know Him, and keeps, not His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him: but whosoever keeps, His word, in him verily has the love of God been perfected. Hereby know we that we are in Him: he who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.

ANOTHER VERSION.

And hereby we do know that we have knowledge of Him, if we observe His commandments. He who says I have knowledge of Him and observes not His commandments is a liar, and in this man the truth is not. But whosoever observes His word verily in this man the love of God is perfected. Hereby know we that we are in Him: he who says he abides in Him is bound, even as He walked, so also himself to be ever walking.


From The Epistles Of St. John by WILLIAM ALEXANDER, D.D., D.C.L. Oxon., Hon. LL.D. Dublin, published by Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, MDCCCXCVI Lightly updated to the language of the 21st century by D. N. Pham. (c) 2012.