6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

Other Translations of 1 John 2:6

King James Version

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

English Standard Version

6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

The Message

6 Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.

New King James Version

6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

New Living Translation

6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 John 2:6

Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11

(Read 1 John 2:3-11)

What knowledge of Christ can that be, which sees not that he is most worthy of our entire obedience? And a disobedient life shows there is neither religion nor honesty in the professor. The love of God is perfected in him that keeps his commandments. God's grace in him attains its true mark, and produces its sovereign effect as far as may be in this world, and this is man's regeneration; though never absolutely perfect here. Yet this observing Christ's commands, has holiness and excellency which, if universal, would make the earth resemble heaven itself. The command to love one another had been in force from the beginning of the world; but it might be called a new command as given to Christians. It was new in them, as their situation was new in respect of its motives, rules, and obligations. And those who walk in hatred and enmity to believers, remain in a dark state. Christian love teaches us to value our brother's soul, and to dread every thing hurtful to his purity and peace. Where spiritual darkness dwells, in mind, the judgment, and the conscience will be darkened, and will mistake the way to heavenly life. These things demand serious self-examination; and earnest prayer, that God would show us what we are, and whither we are going.