2 John 1:8

“Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Looke to your selues, that wee lose not those things which wee haue wrought, but that we receiue a full reward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Look to yourselves, that ye lose not the things which we have wrought, but that ye receive a full reward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep watch over yourselves, so that you do not make our work of no effect, but may get your full reward.
- Basic English Bible

See to yourselves, that we may not lose what we have wrought, but may receive full wages.
- Darby Bible

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
- Webster's Bible

Keep guard over yourselves, so that you may not lose the results of your good deeds, but may receive back a full reward.
- Weymouth Bible

Watch yourselves, that we don't lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.
- World English Bible

Se ye you silf, lest ye lesen the thingis that ye han wrouyt, that ye resseyue ful mede;
- Wycliffe Bible

See to yourselves that ye may not lose the things that we wrought, but a full reward may receive;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:8


1:8 That we lose not the things which we have wrought - Which every apostate does. But receive a full reward - Having fully employed all our talents to the glory of him that gave them. Here again the apostle modestly transfers it to himself.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:8


2Jo 1:8 Look to yourselves. Let not these deceivers lead you astray. A full reward. Belonging to all saints who continue to abide in Christ.

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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