1 John 2:14

“I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue written vnto you, fathers, because ye haue knowen him that is from the beginning. I haue written vnto you, young men, because yee are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and yee haue ouercome the wicked one.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have written unto you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and ye have overcome the wicked [one].
- Darby Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
- Webster's Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the very beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong and God's Message still has a place in your hearts, and you have overcome the Evil one.
- Weymouth Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God remains in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
- World English Bible

Y write to you, yonge children, for ye han knowe the fadir. Y write to you, britheren, for ye han knowen hym, that is fro the bigynnyng. Y write to you, yonge men, for ye ben stronge, and the word of God dwellith in you, and ye han ouercomun the wickid.
- Wycliffe Bible

I did write to you, fathers, because ye have known him who [is] from the beginning; I did write to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God in you doth remain, and ye have overcome the evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:14


2:14 I have written to you, fathers - As if he had said, Observe well what I but now wrote. He speaks very briefly and modestly to these, who needed not much to be said to them, as having that deep acquaintance with God which comprises all necessary knowledge. Young men, ye are strong - In faith. And the word of God abideth in you - Deeply rooted in your hearts, whereby ye have often foiled your great adversary.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:14


1Jo 2:14 I have written unto you, etc. This verse, imitating the Hebrew parallelism, repeats with slight variations 1Jo 2:12,13.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Wayne
    Acts 2:37. They asked what must we do to be saved. The reply was and is, repent and be baptized. Matt. 4:17, Jesus started preaching, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We surrender to Him. He blesses us as we walk with Him.
  • Irene123
    To Jerry Parker - You've read 1 Jn.3:24. Now go to Acts 2:37-38 to see HOW we have His spirit in us. Notice the people said, "Men and brethren, what must we DO?" Living for God is not a 'passive' thing; you have to DO something physically, just as Jesus did; He did not passively die on a cross. He DID something to save us. And you SHALL receive; that is a PROMISE; God cannot lie.
  • Wayne
    Jerry, read 1 John 3:24. Abiding in Christ.
  • Child of God
    As my faith grows my doubts are lessened
  • David
    Jerry Parker, do not distress in your sins for we are all sinners! Jesus was crucified on the cross for our sins, He took our sins. We are forgiven, for as long as we love Him with all our mind, heart, spirit and soul. Pray to Jesus to remove your sins - and it will be granted you. Do not rely on your flesh. We all fail in the flesh, we can only succeed in Jesus!
  • Jerry Parker
    I struggle with this daily. Doubting that I am saved and forgiven is a strong battle in me. Lord help me in my unbelief.

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