2 John 1:10

“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If there come any vnto you, and bring not this doctrine, receiue him not into your house, neither bid him, God speed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into {your} house, and do not give him a greeting;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not into `your' house, and give him no greeting:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone comes to you not having this teaching, do not take him into your house or give him words of love:
- Basic English Bible

If any one come to you and bring not this doctrine, do not receive him into [the] house, and greet him not;
- Darby Bible

If any one cometh to you, and bringeth not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither wish him happiness:
- Webster's Bible

If any one who comes to you does not bring this teaching, do not receive him under your roof nor bid him Farewell.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone comes to you, and doesn't bring this teaching, don't receive him into your house, and don't welcome him,
- World English Bible

If ony man cometh to you, and bryngith not this teching, nyle ye resseyue hym in to hous, nether seie ye to hym, Heil.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one doth come unto you, and this teaching doth not bear, receive him not into the house, and say not to him, `Hail!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:10

1:10 If any came to you - Either as a teacher or a brother. And bring not this doctrine - That is, advance anything contrary to it. Receive him not into your house - As either a teacher or a brother - Neither bid him God speed - Give him no encouragement therein.

People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:10

2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine. That of Christ. If he be a deceiver, an opposer of Christ, one who denies that "Jesus Christ came in the flesh". Receive him not into [your] house. Do not recognize him as a brother and extend to him a brotherly welcome. He is to be fellowshipped. Neither bid him God speed. Give him no encouragement in his work of destruction. To give him greetings is to wish for his success.

Discussion for 2 John 1

  • John madden for verse 9
    Any one who does not adhere or practice the doctrines of Christ or disobeys them they don't have god or Christ in their life..false teachers are contrary to Christ.they preach another Christ..
  • Word
    Deborah..who would be the "us" you speak of John forbidding? Re-read Verse 1 and 13?..... "The elder unto the elect lady and her children" Is that you? See 1 John 5:13 and please think deeply every day why that indeed is written to "believers". Us. Note it is not written to non believers!! "Know" why. It is why He wrote it to them, us. "Ye" In that verse would be the believer. Eternal. GLory to God. Thank you Jesus. Ps are you going to tell me PETER found your children walking in truth? Context Light.
  • Garry
    Many Christians take take verse 11 to mean that we should start judging people left and right but I believe that to be a misinterpretation. This verse is simply saying that we should not accept false doctrine and that we shouldn 't wish them well as they spread their false doctrine. In other words I simply don 't say God bless you if I believe that you are spreading a false doctrine.
  • I think this is silly, when you put the word deceiver up, my first thought Jacob-deceiver so your saying Jacob was an anti-Christ? Anyone can pick words and make them say what you want them to just by going from one language to another. So if your going to use the word in the NT you should say so.
  • Deborah
    Here in 2 John, is a new way that we are to look at those that are against the son of God. As Christians we have become quite passive loving and accepting all things and people as truth. John forbids us to walk in this passitivity, but rather to stand against those that do not believe in the Christ. He says, do not even welcome them in your house and don 't bless their going. His warnings seem harsh but in reality hold true. And example can be seen in a Christian person that is around a person that cusses all the time seldom, the cussing person seldom stops, but his behavior will soon influence the Christian person and before you know it little bits of the non believer 's behavior will slowly invade the Christian 's behavior. I have never seen it work the other way around.
  • Patricia Chance
    It 's telling us to study the word of God because so many false teachers and deceivers are practicing deceit and not basic on the true word of God.

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