3 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth, and reassure our hearts before him 3 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
3 21 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 3 22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 3 23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 3 24 All who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.