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

  • Irene123
    V. 10 - this verse refers to those who just come to you, uninvited, nor have you PRAYED for them to be there, that bring a different doctrine. We can and are to witness to ANYONE, but ONLY in the Lord's leading - through prayer. If you're in a store and you 'feel' a 'tug' towards someone - that's God letting you know this person will be receptive to His message - done GENTLY, with wisdom, love.
  • Steve morrow
    2 JOHN 1:9 WHOSOEVER TRANSGRESSETH AND ABIDETH NOT IN THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST HATH NOT GOD HE THAT ABIDETH IN THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST HE HATH BOTH THE FATHER AND THE SON 10 IF THERE COME ANY UNTO YOU AND BRING NOT THIS DOCTRINE RECEIVE HIM NOT INTO YOUR HOUSE NEITHER BID HIM GOD SPEED 11 FOR HE THAT BIDDETH HIM GOD SPEED IS PARTAKER OF HIS EVIL DEEDS
  • Judy Conn
    I agree with Patricia Chance but first we need to really get into the right bible which is the KJ and study it. I thought I knew the bible because I listened to my pastor. But I did not check up on all that he said and I should have because I am recently finding through really getting into the study of the Gods word that he was wrong on so many things. So be very, very careful who you listen to.
  • Gloria Pray
    I gain knowledge of where it is written in the bible of a none believer" of JESUS CHRIST" 1 John 10" I had spoken of it on Saturday 2/6/16 to a friend, but I thought it were in the book of JAMES: ONE WORD "AMEN"
  • Word
    Deborah..who would be the "us" you speak of John forbidding? Re-read Verse 1 and 13?..... "The elder unto the elect lady and her children" Is that you? See 1 John 5:13 and please think deeply every day why that indeed is written to "believers". Us. Note it is not written to non believers!! "Know" why. It is why He wrote it to them, us. "Ye" In that verse would be the believer. Eternal. GLory to God. Thank you Jesus. Ps are you going to tell me PETER found your children walking in truth? Context Light.
  • Garry
    Many Christians take take verse 11 to mean that we should start judging people left and right but I believe that to be a misinterpretation. This verse is simply saying that we should not accept false doctrine and that we shouldn 't wish them well as they spread their false doctrine. In other words I simply don 't say God bless you if I believe that you are spreading a false doctrine.

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