1 John 2:18

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Little children, it is the last time: and as yee haue heard that Antichrist shall come, euen now are there many Antichrists, whereby wee know that it is the last time.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Little children, it is the last hour; and as you were given word that the Antichrist would come, so now a number of Antichrists have come to you; and by this we are certain that it is the last hour.
- Basic English Bible

Little children, it is [the] last hour, and, according as ye have heard that antichrist comes, even now there have come many antichrists, whence we know that it is [the] last hour.
- Darby Bible

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist cometh, even now are there many antichrists; by which we know that it is the last time.
- Webster's Bible

Dear children, the last hour has come; and as you once heard that there was to be an anti-Christ, so even now many anti-Christs have appeared. By this we may know that the last hour has come.
- Weymouth Bible

Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour.
- World English Bible

My litle sones, the laste our is; and as ye han herd, that antecrist cometh, now many antecristis ben maad; wherfor we witen, that it is the laste our.
- Wycliffe Bible

Little youths, it is the last hour; and even as ye heard that the antichrist doth come, even now antichrists have become many -- whence we know that it is the last hour;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:18


2:18 My little children, it is the last time - The last dispensation of grace, that which is to continue to the end of time, is begun. Ye have heard that antichrist cometh - Under the term antichrist, or the spirit of antichrist, he includes all false teachers and enemies to the truth; yea, whatever doctrines or men are contrary to Christ. It seems to have been long after this that the name of antichrist was appropriated to that grand adversary of Christ, the man of sin, #2Thess 2:3| Antichrist, in St. John's sense, that is, antichristianism, has been spreading from his time till now; and will do so, till that great adversary arises, and is destroyed by Christ's coming.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:18


1Jo 2:18 It is the last time. We are in the last dispensation. Antichrist shall come. False Christs and those opposed to Christ. See PNT "Mt 24:4". Anti-Christ is Anti-Christianity. Whereby we know that it is the last time. Their appearance is a part of the series of events which leads to the final consummation.

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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