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 1:11

  • Stepmom for verse 11
    My stepson who is 23 is a transvestite, has changed his name to a girl's name (not legally, but informally). He comes over to our home often on the weekends to spend time with us, eat with us, etc.. I no longer give him make up and beauty products or women's clothing, but is having any relationship with him at all "Godspeed"? My husband would not forbid him to come to the house, and I cannot impose this in my husband but want to be obedient to the Lord. What should we do? Is there an answer in Scripture? Does this verse apply to spending time with lost relatives? My parents are not born again either. How do I apply this verse to dealing with relatives?

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