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

  • Maggie Fahy-Pepper
    Who is this elect lady
  • 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!

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