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

  • Girl4JESUS
    JESUS is the way, the truth,
  • 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."

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