1 John 2:7

“Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Brethren, I write no new commandement vnto you, but an olde commandement which ye had from the beginning: the old commandement is the word which ye haue heard from the beginning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Beloved, no new commandment write I unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye heard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My loved ones, I do not give you a new law, but an old law which you had from the first; this old law is the word which came to your ears.
- Basic English Bible

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye heard.
- Darby Bible

Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
- Webster's Bible

My dearly-loved friends, it is no new command that I am now giving you, but an old command which you have had from the very beginning. By the old command I mean the teaching which you have already received.
- Weymouth Bible

Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.
- World English Bible

Moost dere britheren, Y write to you, not a newe maundement, but the elde maundement, that ye hadden fro the bigynnyng. The elde maundement is the word, that ye herden.
- Wycliffe Bible

Brethren, a new command I write not to you, but an old command, that ye had from the beginning -- the old command is the word that ye heard from the beginning;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:7


2:7 When I speak of keeping his word, I write not a new commandment - I do not speak of any new one. But the old commandment, which ye had - Even from your forefathers.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:7


1Jo 2:7 I write no new commandment unto you. He writes in substance what was commanded from the beginning when he bids them walk as Christ walks. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard. The Gospel. Its substance is condensed by Christ into the words: "Follow me". From the beginning. Their first hearing of the gospel.

Discussion for 1 John 2:7

  • Abraham for verse 7
    i am agreeing spending time with lord but Not only one day weekly seven days we should worship him and have fellowship with fellow brothers
  • An old commandment which you had from the beginning seems to be a reference to keeping Holy the Sabbath. To worship the Father by using the day of rest to refresh our spirit, walking with Him, spending time with Him, and being joyful in our worship of Him.

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