1 John 2:14

“I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue written vnto you, fathers, because ye haue knowen him that is from the beginning. I haue written vnto you, young men, because yee are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and yee haue ouercome the wicked one.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have written unto you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and ye have overcome the wicked [one].
- Darby Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
- Webster's Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the very beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong and God's Message still has a place in your hearts, and you have overcome the Evil one.
- Weymouth Bible

I have written to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God remains in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
- World English Bible

Y write to you, yonge children, for ye han knowe the fadir. Y write to you, britheren, for ye han knowen hym, that is fro the bigynnyng. Y write to you, yonge men, for ye ben stronge, and the word of God dwellith in you, and ye han ouercomun the wickid.
- Wycliffe Bible

I did write to you, fathers, because ye have known him who [is] from the beginning; I did write to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God in you doth remain, and ye have overcome the evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:14


2:14 I have written to you, fathers - As if he had said, Observe well what I but now wrote. He speaks very briefly and modestly to these, who needed not much to be said to them, as having that deep acquaintance with God which comprises all necessary knowledge. Young men, ye are strong - In faith. And the word of God abideth in you - Deeply rooted in your hearts, whereby ye have often foiled your great adversary.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:14


1Jo 2:14 I have written unto you, etc. This verse, imitating the Hebrew parallelism, repeats with slight variations 1Jo 2:12,13.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:15 love not the world neither the things that are in the world ---IF---any man love the world the love of the FATHER is not in him 16 for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the FATHER but is of the world 17 and the world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth forever
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:9 he that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now 10 he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him
  • Zach
    Verse 15 reminds us if we do not limit the amount of time we spend on nonessential things, we may find ourselves neglecting the most important activity of all—our worship of Jehovah God.
  • Irene123
    As to acknowledging who Jesus was - the angel in Matt. 1:23 confirmed it " ..... his name shall be called ..... Emmanuel ..... " (God with us."), Jn. 1:14; 2Tim. 3:16.
  • Irene123
    Thomas, a Jew like Jesus (Deut. 6:4), also acknowledged who Jesus was, " My Lord and my God." Just as Peter said Jesus was the CHRIST (the anointed one).
  • Bruce
    Eliiah:Jesus is alive in the flesh. Where in the Bible is that found ?

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