1 John 2:20

“But ye haue an vnction from the holy One, and ye know all things.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
- King James Version

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

  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • 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.

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