2 John 1:11

“For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his euill deeds.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he who gives him words of love has a part in his evil works.
- Basic English Bible

for he who greets him partakes in his wicked works.
- Darby Bible

For he that wisheth him happiness, is partaker of his evil deeds.
- Webster's Bible

He who bids him Farewell is a sharer in his evil deeds.
- Weymouth Bible

for he who welcomes him participates in his evil works.
- World English Bible

For he that seith to hym, Heil, comyneth with hise yuel werkis. Lo! Y biforseide to you, that ye be not confoundid in the dai of oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he who is saying to him, `Hail,' hath fellowship with his evil works.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:11


1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed - That gives him any encouragement, is accessory to his evil deeds.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:11


2Jo 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. He that gives him these prayerful greetings and encouragement becomes a partaker, to that extent, in his evil deeds.

Discussion for 2 John 1

  • 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."
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 17:11 AN EVIL MAN SEEKETH ONLY REBELLION THEREFORE A CRUEL MESSENGER SHALL BE SENT AGAINST HIM MATTHEW 25:41 THEN SHALL HE SAY ALSO UNTO THEM ON THE LEFT HAND DEPART FROM ME YOU CURSED INTO EVERLASTING FIRE PREPARED FOR THE devil and his angels

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