1 John 2:29

29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

1 John 2:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
ESV
29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
NLT
29 Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God’s children.
MSG
29 Once you're convinced that he is right and righteous, you'll recognize that all who practice righteousness are God's true children.
CSB
29 If you know that He is righteous, you know this as well: everyone who does what is right has been born of Him.

1 John 2:29 Meaning and Commentary

1 John 2:29

If ye know that he is righteous
That is, Christ, who is righteous as God in his nature and in his works; and as man in his obedience, life, and conversation; and as Mediator, in faithfully discharging the work he undertook; and is the author of an everlasting righteousness, which is imputed by God, revealed in the Gospel, and received by faith; all which they knew, for this is not said as doubting, but rather as taking it for granted that they did know it; "if", or "seeing ye know" then it follows;

ye know,
or "know ye"; ye may assure yourselves,

that everyone that doeth righteousness;
not merely works of righteousness, especially in order to justify him before God; for such an one is so far from being born of God, or born again, that he is manifestly in a state of nature, and of opposition to, and enmity against God; he is not subject to him, he does not submit to the righteousness of God, but goes about to establish his own and betrays his ignorance and want grace; but it intends such an one who with the heart believes unto righteousness, and lays hold by faith, and lives upon the righteousness of Christ for justification; and who performs, good, works in faith, and from a principle of love, not to obtain a justifying righteousness, but because he is justified by the righteousness of Christ: and: such an one

is born of him;
either of God, or rather, of Christ; being regenerated by his Spirit, having his, grace implanted in him, as appears by his faith in his righteousness and by his works of righteousness, as fruits of faith; and having his image stamped on him, and he himself formed in him, and so made like unto him; by all which it is evident he is one of his spiritual seed and offspring. The Syriac version reads, "is of him"; belongs to him, is one of his; and this makes way for what is said of adoption in the following chapter and which should begin here.

1 John 2:29 In-Context

27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

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