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

  • A disciple
    Hi Bruce; You are sure right! Yet with all the disasters and plagues and threats of destruction on every side more and more; instead of fearing and trembling and praying and repenting; they throw away their integrity and cast off all restraint even more! Ezekiel 7:14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
  • Bruce
    Wayne: Joel 2:28 Prophesies of the Spirit being poured out upon man. That's repeated Acts 2:17. It's what happen a few Thousand years ago: Acts2:16. Last Days started in The Days of Christ. This World is growing more Darker and Evil Dailey. Reach The Lost, for The Trumpet will soon Sound.
  • Wayne
    Sara, when are the last days?
  • Sara
    Acts 2:17:
    “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:”
  • Wayne
    1 John 3:6- Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not, Whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:28 AND NOW LITTLE CHILDREN ABIDE IN HIM THAT WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE AND NOT BE ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT HIS COMING 2 CORINTHIANS 13:8 FOR WE CAN DO NOTHING AGAINST THE TRUTH BUT FOR THE TRUTH *****PSALM 60:11 GIVE US HELP FROM TROUBLE FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN*****PSALM 33:15 HE FASHIONETH THEIR HEARTS ALIKE --- HE CONSIDERETH ALL THEIR WORKS ---

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