2 John 1:4

“I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I reioyced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in trueth, as wee haue receiued a commaundement from the Father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I was very glad to find {some} of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment {to do} from the Father.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I rejoice greatly that I have found `certain' of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It gave me great joy to see some of your children walking in the true way, even as we were ordered to do by the Father.
- Basic English Bible

I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father.
- Darby Bible

I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
- Webster's Bible

It is an intense joy to me to have found some of your children living true Christian lives, in obedience to the command which we have received from the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.
- World English Bible

I ioiede ful myche, for Y foond of thi sones goynge in treuthe, as we resseyueden maundement of the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, even as a command we did receive from the Father;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:4


1:4 I found of thy children - Probably in their aunt's house, #2Jo 1:13|. Walking in the truth - In faith and love.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:4


2Jo 1:4 I rejoiced greatly. Because he had found her children walking in the truth, by keeping the commandment of the Father. A commandment from the Father. The commandment referred to, the one which sums up all, is love.

Discussion for 2 John 1

  • Gloria Pray
    I gain knowledge of where it is written in the bible of a none believer" of JESUS CHRIST" 1 John 10" I had spoken of it on Saturday 2/6/16 to a friend, but I thought it were in the book of JAMES: ONE WORD "AMEN"
  • 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.
  • 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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