1 John 2:21

“I haue not written vnto you, because yee know not the trueth: but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the trueth.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
- King James Version

I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have not sent you this letter because you have no knowledge of what is true, but because you have knowledge, and because that which is false has nothing in common with that which is true.
- Basic English Bible

I have not written to you because ye do not know the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
- Darby Bible

I have not written to you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
- Webster's Bible

I have written to you, not because you are ignorant of the truth, but because you know it, and you know that nothing false comes from the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
- World English Bible

Y wroot not to you, as to men that knowen not treuthe, but as to men that knowen it, and for ech leesing is not of treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

I did not write to you because ye have not known the truth, but because ye have known it, and because no lie is of the truth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:21


2:21 I have written - Namely, #1Jo 2:13|. To you because ye know the truth - That is, to confirm you in the knowledge ye have already. Ye know that no lie is of the truth - That all the doctrines of these antichrists are irreconcilable to it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:21


1Jo 2:21 I have not written unto you, etc. John writes to them as those who know the truth, and know how to discern between the truth and lies.

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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