2 John 1:10

“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If there come any vnto you, and bring not this doctrine, receiue him not into your house, neither bid him, God speed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into {your} house, and do not give him a greeting;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not into `your' house, and give him no greeting:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone comes to you not having this teaching, do not take him into your house or give him words of love:
- Basic English Bible

If any one come to you and bring not this doctrine, do not receive him into [the] house, and greet him not;
- Darby Bible

If any one cometh to you, and bringeth not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither wish him happiness:
- Webster's Bible

If any one who comes to you does not bring this teaching, do not receive him under your roof nor bid him Farewell.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone comes to you, and doesn't bring this teaching, don't receive him into your house, and don't welcome him,
- World English Bible

If ony man cometh to you, and bryngith not this teching, nyle ye resseyue hym in to hous, nether seie ye to hym, Heil.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one doth come unto you, and this teaching doth not bear, receive him not into the house, and say not to him, `Hail!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:10


1:10 If any came to you - Either as a teacher or a brother. And bring not this doctrine - That is, advance anything contrary to it. Receive him not into your house - As either a teacher or a brother - Neither bid him God speed - Give him no encouragement therein.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:10


2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine. That of Christ. If he be a deceiver, an opposer of Christ, one who denies that "Jesus Christ came in the flesh". Receive him not into [your] house. Do not recognize him as a brother and extend to him a brotherly welcome. He is to be fellowshipped. Neither bid him God speed. Give him no encouragement in his work of destruction. To give him greetings is to wish for his success.

Discussion for 2 John 1

  • Girl4JESUS
    JESUS is the way, the truth,
  • Randy
    The last verse of Mt.25:46 says "but the righteous into life eternal". Sin is all unrighteousness and a little leaven leavens the whole lump, even if we keep the whole law but offend in one, we are guilty of all. So the only way to be righteous is to STOP sinning. Doesn't the Bible say to come to our senses as we ought and cease from sin? A disciple I know you know the Truth, and I thank the Lord!
  • Steve morrow
    --RIGHTEOUSNESS--PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM -- PSALM 119:138 THY TESTIMONIES THAT THOU HAST COMMANDED ARE RIGHTEOUS AND VERY FAITHFUL-- ROMANS 10:3 FOR THEY BEING IGNORANT OF GODS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND GOING ABOUT TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS HAVE NOT SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
  • A disciple
    Hi Randy; Thanks for the nice note! To the question of everyone possibly being in the Book of Life to begin with I don't know. It does say that there's an evil seed who go astray from the womb speaking lies; and some like Esau, the LORD hates. The fact that He sows in all kinds of hearts but only a smaller part respond worthily, also makes me doubt that possibility. Mt. 25:31-46 is important.
  • Randy
    A Disciple: Could be that everyone's name is in the Book of Life, but the secret is to not be blotted out. The way the world is going, I do believe that only a Remnant will be saved. There must still be 10 righteous, but hard to tell watching the news! Read some of your past entries and sure is good to know you are teacher of Righteousness! Holy to the LORD! Thanks for Lord's words on my family!
  • A disciple
    Randy; Thank you for your friendly reply: Grace and Peace to you also! Although all have sinned, and God punishes the wicked doers; yet has He spoken of the day when all ages and peoples shall be restored to their former estate. The names of those in the Lamb's Book of Life must be a multitude that no man can number! It is what Jesus prayed: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."

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