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

  • Cec
    Correction I meant to say no he is not just speaking about the people of his time, he is speaking of this generation. We must remember that in Revelations it was revealed to John what is to come
  • Cec
    Yes he is speaking about us. We must remember that John has been shown what is to come. Many things that are happening today are revealed in Revelations
  • Bryan
    Who is John revering to in I John:19 is just the general population of his time?
  • Lolacica
    I so appreciate the commentary ,and comments here .I am newly in the word and find reading them very helpful to understanding .To be in the world and not of this world can be difficult ,and I know that I struggle daily with this .All Praise Be To The Most High that I find guidance and true wisdom through being lead by the Holy Spirit . Shalom
  • Norm
    Dear Doris Johnson, School or university cannot teach the Word of God as God's Word is ALIVE and school university teaches tradition of men. Pray in sincerity asking the LORD JESUS CHRIST to teach you by the anointing of His Holy Spirit. Be blessed in CHRIST! Amen. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him
  • Clara N. Offord
    "And hereby we do know that we know him, (if we keep his commandments)..." See v. 4-5 go to the 3rd Ch. 10th v. This is about locating your self.

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