1 John 2:8

“Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Againe, a new commandement I write vnto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkenesse is past, and the true light now shineth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shineth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out.
- Basic English Bible

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines.
- Darby Bible

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
- Webster's Bible

And yet I *am* giving you a new command, for such it really is, so far as both He and you are concerned: because the darkness is now passing away and the light, the true light, is already beginning to shine.
- Weymouth Bible

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.
- World English Bible

Eftsoone Y write to you a newe maundement, that is trewe bothe in hym and in you; for derknessis ben passid, and veri liyt schyneth now.
- Wycliffe Bible

again, a new command I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness doth pass away, and the true light doth now shine;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:8


2:8 Again, I do write a new commandment to you - Namely, with regard to loving one another. A commandment which, though it also was given long ago, yet is truly new in him and in you. It was exemplified in him, and is now fulfilled by you, in such a manner as it never was before. For there is no comparison between the state of the Old Testament believers, and that which ye now enjoy: the darkness of that dispensation is passed away; and Christ the true light now shineth in your hearts.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:8


1Jo 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you. Yet this commandment, the substance of which is brotherly love, is in one sense new, because it was first taught them by Christ. See Joh 13:34. Which thing is true in him and in you. Its truth is shown in the life of Christ and in your life. Because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. The truth of the new commandment is shown because you have come out of the darkness and are walking in the light that shineth. He that keeps the new commandment walks in the light.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:15 love not the world neither the things that are in the world ---IF---any man love the world the love of the FATHER is not in him 16 for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the FATHER but is of the world 17 and the world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth forever
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:9 he that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now 10 he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him
  • Zach
    Verse 15 reminds us if we do not limit the amount of time we spend on nonessential things, we may find ourselves neglecting the most important activity of all—our worship of Jehovah God.
  • Irene123
    As to acknowledging who Jesus was - the angel in Matt. 1:23 confirmed it " ..... his name shall be called ..... Emmanuel ..... " (God with us."), Jn. 1:14; 2Tim. 3:16.
  • Irene123
    Thomas, a Jew like Jesus (Deut. 6:4), also acknowledged who Jesus was, " My Lord and my God." Just as Peter said Jesus was the CHRIST (the anointed one).
  • Bruce
    Eliiah:Jesus is alive in the flesh. Where in the Bible is that found ?

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