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

  • 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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