Scriptures on Being Known by God

God, because He is God, knows everything.  There is, however, a sense in which the word “know” is used that implies intimacy and particular knowledge.  In the verses listed below, that special knowledge of God is referenced.  In the verses below, I’ve used bold print to emphasize the key phrase, and italicized bold when the phrase is negative or contrary to the idea of God knowing the person involved.

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
Psalm 139:24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.


Matthew 7:23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’


John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;


1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.


Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?


2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. (In the NASB New Testament, quotations of the Old Testament are rendered in all capital letters in order to make them easier to identify.)

2 Replies to “Scriptures on Being Known by God”

  1. Thank you for alluding to the surpassing worth of divine knowledge (Eph 3:17-19; Phil 3:8).

    When everything about Him rings a bell and it’s like you’ve known this all your life (Jer 24:7), and when you’re always and everywhere thinking about the truth which is thus running through your head (Ps 1:2), then you can be sure that you really know what His amazing Love is all about.

    In fact, whenever we are stumbling without hope through the dark of our life experiences, it is the Love of our Lord that lifts us up until we get to heaven’s gate. And what heaven has begun as a heating of the passion burning for Him in our heart is never going to fade (Song 8:6-7; Rom 5:5). Surely never! 🙂

  2. To be known personally by our Redeemer is by far the. Most comforting and strenghting thought, to gaze upon his indestructible love for the elect is most prescious in these last of the last days.

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