2 John 1:8

“Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Looke to your selues, that wee lose not those things which wee haue wrought, but that we receiue a full reward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Look to yourselves, that ye lose not the things which we have wrought, but that ye receive a full reward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep watch over yourselves, so that you do not make our work of no effect, but may get your full reward.
- Basic English Bible

See to yourselves, that we may not lose what we have wrought, but may receive full wages.
- Darby Bible

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
- Webster's Bible

Keep guard over yourselves, so that you may not lose the results of your good deeds, but may receive back a full reward.
- Weymouth Bible

Watch yourselves, that we don't lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.
- World English Bible

Se ye you silf, lest ye lesen the thingis that ye han wrouyt, that ye resseyue ful mede;
- Wycliffe Bible

See to yourselves that ye may not lose the things that we wrought, but a full reward may receive;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:8

1:8 That we lose not the things which we have wrought - Which every apostate does. But receive a full reward - Having fully employed all our talents to the glory of him that gave them. Here again the apostle modestly transfers it to himself.

People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:8

2Jo 1:8 Look to yourselves. Let not these deceivers lead you astray. A full reward. Belonging to all saints who continue to abide in Christ.

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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