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

  • Mina
    Through fasting and prayers
  • A disciple
    W, "How do you put up a fight against your desires of the flesh?" What is it in a man, who considers his ways, and turns to God and repents? that he will soften and change his mind and heart, to convert and to do no more sin? This is what is meant by "holding the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;" that we don't let those things slip! Use force in your mind! Speak the Scripture!
  • Wanda Payne
    You fight against the desires of the flesh by submitting to The Lord every day. Tell Him you know that you desperately need Him. Read your Bible OUT LOUD every day. PRAY every day. Stop watching things on TV , newspapers, internet,etc., that you know are designed to pull you into wrong thinking and wrong actions. Also tell your flesh NO we are not doing that.
  • Nate
    read James ch 4 verses 5-8 ( you draw near unto God by reading and medataing upon his word
  • Wayne
    How do you put up a fight against your desires of the flesh?
  • Brianna
    Vs. 6 If we truly love Jehovah then we will make an effort to serve him whole souled. Sometimes our fleshly desires work against us, but we must put up a fight to resist them. BY doing so, God can bless us, and we can have a free flow of Holy Spirit.

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