2 John 1:9

“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God: hee that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching, the same hath both the Father and the Son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Anyone who goes on and does not keep to the teaching of Christ, has not God: he who keeps to the teaching has the Father and the Son.
- Basic English Bible

Whosoever goes forward and abides not in the doctrine of the Christ has not God. He that abides in the doctrine, *he* has both the Father and the Son.
- Darby Bible

Whoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
- Webster's Bible

No one has God, who instead of remaining true to the teaching of Christ, presses on in advance: but he who remains true to that teaching has both the Father and the Son.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever transgresses and doesn't remain in the teaching of Christ, doesn't have God. He who remains in the teaching, the same has both the Father and the Son.
- World English Bible

witynge that ech man that goith bifore, and dwellith not in the teching of Crist, hath not God. He that dwellith in the teching, hath bothe the sone and the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

every one who is transgressing, and is not remaining in the teaching of the Christ, hath not God; he who is remaining in the teaching of the Christ, this one hath both the Father and the Son;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:9


1:9 Receive this as a certain rule: Whosoever transgresseth - Any law of God. Hath not God - For his Father and his God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ - Believing and obeying it. He hath both the Father and the Son - For his God.


People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:9


2Jo 1:9 Whoever transgresseth. He that lives a life of transgression cannot abide in Christ. Abideth in the doctrine. The teaching, the Gospel.

Discussion for 2 John 1

  • 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."
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 17:11 AN EVIL MAN SEEKETH ONLY REBELLION THEREFORE A CRUEL MESSENGER SHALL BE SENT AGAINST HIM MATTHEW 25:41 THEN SHALL HE SAY ALSO UNTO THEM ON THE LEFT HAND DEPART FROM ME YOU CURSED INTO EVERLASTING FIRE PREPARED FOR THE devil and his angels
  • Steve morrow
    1 THESSALONIANS 3:5 FOR THIS CAUSE WHEN I COULD NO LONGER FORBEAR I SENT TO KNOW YOUR FAITH LEST BY SOME MEANS THE TEMPTER HAVE TEMPTED YOU AND OUR LABOR BE IN VAIN ***** JOB 1:12 AND THE LORD SAID SAID UNTO satan BEHOLD ALL THAT HE HATH IS IN THY POWER --- ONLY UPON HIMSELF PUT NOT FORTH THINE HAND --- SO satan WENT FORTH FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 12:7 AND LEST I SHOULD BE EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE THROUGH THE ABUNDANCE OF THE REVELATIONS THERE WAS GIVEN TO ME A TORN IN THE FLESH ---- the messenger of satan ---- TO BUFFET ME LEST I SHOULD BE EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE JAMES 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD RESIST THE devil AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU
  • Randy
    A Disciple: I thank the Good Lord and pray for the saints every night, of which you are one! The OT had a sacrifice for ignorance and the NT says there is a sin that is not unto death, which I think and hope is ignorance. (family and loved ones) The error of the doctrine of Truth and the knowledge of Righteousness can be taught to those who will receive His revelation, as we did. Holy to the Lord!
  • A disciple
    Randy; I think that was a good example you used with Ann to show God's care for us; and also, thank you for the supporting effort with all the times the word forgiveness appears in the Old Testament! There is a wealth of knowledge and history about our Faith and Religion, that has been mercilessly and relentlessly under attack and much destroyed; which is why there is so much error and ignorance.

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