2 John 1:6

“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is loue, that wee walke after his Commandements. This is the Commandement, that as yee haue heard from the beginning, yee should walke in it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is love, that we should walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, even as ye heard from the beginning, that ye should walk in it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And love is the keeping of his laws. This is the law which was given to you from the first, so that you might keep it.
- Basic English Bible

And this is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, according as ye have heard from the beginning, that ye might walk in it.
- Darby Bible

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, that as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
- Webster's Bible

The love of which I am speaking consists in our living in obedience to God's commands. God's command is that you should live in obedience to what you all heard from the very beginning.
- Weymouth Bible

This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
- World English Bible

And this is charite, that we walke after his maundementis. For this is the comaundement, that as ye herden at the bigynnyng, walke ye in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this is the love, that we may walk according to His commands; this is the command, even as ye did hear from the beginning, that in it ye may walk,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:6


1:6 And this is the proof of true love, universal obedience built on the love of God. This - Love. Is the great commandment which ye have heard from the beginning - Of our preaching.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:6


2Jo 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. Keeping the commandments is the demonstration of love. Compare 1Jo 5:3 and Joh 14:15,23.

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.
  • 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.

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