1 John 2:8

“Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Againe, a new commandement I write vnto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkenesse is past, and the true light now shineth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shineth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out.
- Basic English Bible

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines.
- Darby Bible

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
- Webster's Bible

And yet I *am* giving you a new command, for such it really is, so far as both He and you are concerned: because the darkness is now passing away and the light, the true light, is already beginning to shine.
- Weymouth Bible

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.
- World English Bible

Eftsoone Y write to you a newe maundement, that is trewe bothe in hym and in you; for derknessis ben passid, and veri liyt schyneth now.
- Wycliffe Bible

again, a new command I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness doth pass away, and the true light doth now shine;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:8


2:8 Again, I do write a new commandment to you - Namely, with regard to loving one another. A commandment which, though it also was given long ago, yet is truly new in him and in you. It was exemplified in him, and is now fulfilled by you, in such a manner as it never was before. For there is no comparison between the state of the Old Testament believers, and that which ye now enjoy: the darkness of that dispensation is passed away; and Christ the true light now shineth in your hearts.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:8


1Jo 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you. Yet this commandment, the substance of which is brotherly love, is in one sense new, because it was first taught them by Christ. See Joh 13:34. Which thing is true in him and in you. Its truth is shown in the life of Christ and in your life. Because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. The truth of the new commandment is shown because you have come out of the darkness and are walking in the light that shineth. He that keeps the new commandment walks in the light.

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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