2 John 1:11

“For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his euill deeds.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he who gives him words of love has a part in his evil works.
- Basic English Bible

for he who greets him partakes in his wicked works.
- Darby Bible

For he that wisheth him happiness, is partaker of his evil deeds.
- Webster's Bible

He who bids him Farewell is a sharer in his evil deeds.
- Weymouth Bible

for he who welcomes him participates in his evil works.
- World English Bible

For he that seith to hym, Heil, comyneth with hise yuel werkis. Lo! Y biforseide to you, that ye be not confoundid in the dai of oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he who is saying to him, `Hail,' hath fellowship with his evil works.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:11

1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed - That gives him any encouragement, is accessory to his evil deeds.

People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:11

2Jo 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. He that gives him these prayerful greetings and encouragement becomes a partaker, to that extent, in his evil deeds.

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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