2 John 1:4

“I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I reioyced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in trueth, as wee haue receiued a commaundement from the Father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I was very glad to find {some} of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment {to do} from the Father.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I rejoice greatly that I have found `certain' of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It gave me great joy to see some of your children walking in the true way, even as we were ordered to do by the Father.
- Basic English Bible

I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father.
- Darby Bible

I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
- Webster's Bible

It is an intense joy to me to have found some of your children living true Christian lives, in obedience to the command which we have received from the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.
- World English Bible

I ioiede ful myche, for Y foond of thi sones goynge in treuthe, as we resseyueden maundement of the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, even as a command we did receive from the Father;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:4


1:4 I found of thy children - Probably in their aunt's house, #2Jo 1:13|. Walking in the truth - In faith and love.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:4


2Jo 1:4 I rejoiced greatly. Because he had found her children walking in the truth, by keeping the commandment of the Father. A commandment from the Father. The commandment referred to, the one which sums up all, is love.

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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