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

  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 john 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.
  • Alex
    This scripture backs up Jesus. He said when he the spirit of truth ( THE H.G ) is come HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, ALSO ISAIAHS LIL CHILD THAT WILL LEAD US WHICH IS the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, Thats y the new birth is so important we are gonna birth a baby CHRIST, THE ANOINTING,That which is born of the spirit tis SPIRIT. She brought forth a child that will RULE all nations, TH H.G.
  • Gloria
    Food for our soul ,body ,directing our footsteps.
  • Patie
    How ashamed will you be, dear believer in Messiah, if on that day, He says, “I don’t know you”. It is not enough to know in your mind,
  • Standaman
    Verse 29: To do righteousness means to believe in Jesus. The Lords commandments are to believe in Him and to Love one another. Once a person does this he is righteous because Jesus cleanses him from all his unrighteousness. "let no man deceive you. he that doeth righteousness (Believes in Jesus) is righteous, even as He is righteous." (IJohn 3:7)

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