2 John 1:5

“And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now, I beseech thee Lady, not as though I wrote a new commandement vnto thee: but that which wee had from the beginning, that wee loue one another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now I ask you, lady, not as though {I were} writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, my sister, I make a request to you, not sending you a new law, but the law which we had from the first, that we have love for one another.
- Basic English Bible

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from [the] beginning, that we should love one another.
- Darby Bible

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
- Webster's Bible

And now, dear lady, I pray you--writing to you, as I do, not a new command, but the one which we have had from the very beginning--let us love one another.
- Weymouth Bible

Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
- World English Bible

And now Y preye thee, ladi, not as writinge a newe maundement to thee, but that that we hadden fro the bigynnyng, that we loue ech other.
- Wycliffe Bible

and now I beseech thee, Kyria, not as writing to thee a new command, but which we had from the beginning, that we may love one another,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:5


1:5 That which we had from the beginning - Of our Lord's ministry. Indeed it was, in some sense, from the beginning of the world. That we may love one another - More abundantly.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:5


2Jo 1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady. "Kyria" in Greek. If "lady" at all, it would mean "your ladyship". See PNT "2Jo 1:1". Not as though I wrote a new commandment. Love embraces all. Compare and see PNT "1Jo 2:7".

Discussion for 2 John 1:5

  • Jose f barajas for verse 5
    apostle John was happy about this cristian church to know the truth & love of God and his son Jesus Christ the worlds savior.But I still dont know which church he wrote to.phillipi or ephessians?

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