2 John 1:2

“For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the trueths sake which dwelleth in vs, and shalbe with vs for euer:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of this true knowledge which is in us, and will be with us for ever:
- Basic English Bible

for the truth's sake which abides in us and shall be with us to eternity.
- Darby Bible

For the truth's sake which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
- Webster's Bible

for the sake of the truth which is continually in our hearts and will be with us for ever.
- Weymouth Bible

for the truth's sake, which remains in us, and it will be with us forever:
- World English Bible

for the treuthe that dwellith in you, and with you schal be with outen ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of the truth that is remaining in us, and with us shall be to the age,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:2


1:2 For the truth's sake, which abideth in us - As a living principle of faith and holiness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:2


2Jo 1:2 For the truth's sake. Those who love in truth, love for the truth's sake.

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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