1 John 2:6

“He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that sayeth he abideth in him, ought himselfe also so to walke, euen as he walked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who says that he is living in him, will do as he did.
- Basic English Bible

He that says he abides in him ought, even as *he* walked, himself also [so] to walk.
- Darby Bible

He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
- Webster's Bible

The man who professes to be continuing in Him is himself also bound to live as He lived.
- Weymouth Bible

he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.
- World English Bible

He that seith, that he dwellith in hym, he owith for to walke, as he walkide.
- Wycliffe Bible

He who is saying in him he doth remain, ought according as he walked also himself so to walk.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:6


2:6 He that saith he abideth in him - which implies a durable state; a constant, lasting knowledge of, and communion with, him. Ought himself - Otherwise they are vain words. So to walk, even as he walked - In the world. As he, are words that frequently occur in this epistle. Believers having their hearts full of him, easily supply his name.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:6


1Jo 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him. Whoso abideth in Christ, and lives by the life Christ imparts, must show that life by a life like that of Christ. See Joh 15:4.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:4 HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM 1 CORINTHIANS 14:34 LET YOUR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE IN THE CHURCHES FOR IT IS NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK BUT --- THEY ARE COMMANDED --- TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE AS ALSO SAITH THE LAW 1 TIMOTHY 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 2:10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NONE OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM JOHN 1:4 IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN 1:5 AND THE LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED IT NOT
  • 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 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS--- BORN OF HIM --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS --- THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Felicia
    Omprakash - 1st John, 2nd John and 3rd John are the epistles of John. They were written by the apostle John. He also wrote the gospel of John.
  • Wayne
    Judith of the seed of Abraham the tribe of Benjamin, you need to read John 4:21, along with 4:22-24. Will clear things up for you. GB
  • Bruce
    Roy: John wrote John and Peter wrote Peter. I sent a post before, the one above you the content don't look familiar to me so that's confusing? His Salvation is the best thing ever happened to me! When I was in Church before I was Saved I couldn't wait to hear Amen, finally time to leave!

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