1 John 2:20

“But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye haue an vnction from the holy One, and ye know all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all the things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you have the Spirit from the Holy One and you all have knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

And *ye* have [the] unction from the holy [one], and ye know all things.
- Darby Bible

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
- Webster's Bible

As for you, you have an anointing from the holy One and have perfect knowledge.
- Weymouth Bible

You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.
- World English Bible

But ye han anointyng of the Hooli Goost, and knowen alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and have known all things;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:20


2:20 But ye have an anointing - A chrism; perhaps so termed in opposition to the name of antichrist; an inward teaching from the Holy Ghost, whereby ye know all things - Necessary for your preservation from these seducers, and for your eternal salvation. St. John here but just touches upon the Holy Ghost, of whom he speaks more largely, #1Jo 3:24|; #4:13|; #5:6|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:20


1Jo 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One. Ye are anointed with the Holy Spirit. Christian means an anointed one; Anti-Christ would mean against the Anointed. Hence John reminds them that they have been anointed by the Holy One. And ye know all things. All things needful to guard against these opposers and seducing teachers. It is the privilege of those who have this anointing to know Christ experimentally (Joh 14:22,23).

Discussion for 1 John 2:20

  • John madden for verse 20
    Our guide is gods word by the holy spirit these will guard us from false teachers.but they also carry a bible but use it for gain and not godliness

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