Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I have sent a letter to you, children, because you have knowledge of the Father.

New American Standard Bible

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.

King James Version

I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Holman Bible

I am writing to you, fathers,
because you have come to know
the One who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
because you have had victory over the evil one.

International Standard Version

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, because you have overcome the evil one.

A Conservative Version

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome evil. I write to you, children, because ye know the Father.

American Standard Version

I write unto you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil one. I have written unto you, little children, because ye know the Father.

Amplified

I am writing to you, fathers [those believers who are spiritually mature], because you know Him who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men [those believers who are growing in spiritual maturity], because you have been victorious and have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children [those who are new believers, those spiritually immature], because you have come to know the Father.

An Understandable Version

I am writing to you fathers, because you have known Him [i.e., Christ], [who has existed] from the beginning [See John 1:1]. I am writing to you young men, because you have overcome the [power of the] evil one [i.e., through faith they had gained victory over Satan, See 5:4].

Anderson New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, my little children, because you have known the Father.

Common New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked spirit. I write to you, little children, because ye have known the father.

Darby Translation

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Fathers, I write to you, because you have known him from the beginning. Young men, I write to you, because you have overcome the wicked one.

Godbey New Testament

I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have conquered the wicked one. I have written unto you, little children, because you have known the Father.

Goodspeed New Testament

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have been victorious over the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

John Wesley New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Julia Smith Translation

I write to you, fathers, for ye have known him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, for ye have conquered the evil. I write to you, young children, for ye have known the Father.

King James 2000

I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because you have known the Father.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known the [One who is] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the evil one.

Modern King James verseion

I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I write unto you fathers, how that ye have known him that was from the beginning. I write unto you young men, how that ye have overcome the wicked. I write unto you young children, how that ye know the father.

Moffatt New Testament

fathers, I am writing to you, because you know him who is from the very beginning: young men, I am writing to you, because you have conquered the evil One. Children, I have written to you, because you know the Father:

Montgomery New Testament

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have fully overcome the Evil One. I have written to you, little children, because you have learned to know the father.

NET Bible

I am writing to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one.

New Heart English Bible

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.

Noyes New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because ye know him that was from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the Evil One. I have written to you, my children, because ye know the Father.

Sawyer New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because you have known the Father.

The Emphasized Bible

I write unto you, fathers, because ye understand him who was from the beginning: I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I have written unto you, little children, because ye understand the Father:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I am writing, Fathers, to you, because you have learned to know him who has been from the Beginning. I am writing, Young Men, to you, because you have conquered the Evil One. I write, Children, to you, because you have learned to know the Father.

Webster

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Weymouth New Testament

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the very beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.

Williams New Testament

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.

World English Bible

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.

Worrell New Testament

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known Him Who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have conquered the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Worsley New Testament

I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning: and I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. Yea I have written to you, little children, because ye have known the Father:

Youngs Literal Translation

I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him who is from the beginning; I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil. I write to you, little youths, because ye have known the Father:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I write
γράφω 
Grapho 
γράφω 
Grapho 
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149
Usage: 149
Usage: 149

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
you, ye, your, not tr,
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293
Usage: 293
Usage: 293

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764
Usage: 764
Usage: 764

ye have known
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147
Usage: 147

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the beginning
ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

νεανίσκος 
Neaniskos 
Usage: 9

νικάω 
Nikao 
Usage: 17

the wicked one
πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

References

Context Readings

Encouragement And Assurance

12 I am writing to you, my children, because you have forgiveness of sins through his name. 13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I have sent a letter to you, children, because you have knowledge of the Father. 14 I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One.



Cross References

1 John 2:14

I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One.

John 14:7

If you had knowledge of me, you would have knowledge of my Father: you have knowledge of him now and have seen him.

Luke 10:22

All things have been given to me by my Father: and no one has knowledge of the Son, but only the Father: and of the Father, but only the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.

1 John 1:1

That which was from the first, which has come to our ears, and which we have seen with our eyes, looking on it and touching it with our hands, about the Word of life

1 John 3:12

Not being of the Evil One like Cain, who put his brother to death. And why did he put him to death? Because his works were evil and his brother's works were good.

1 John 4:4

You are of God, my little children, and you have overcome them because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 5:4-5

Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.

1 John 5:18

We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One.

1 John 5:18

We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has given me his love, I will take him out of danger: I will put him in a place of honour, because he has kept my name in his heart.

Psalm 148:12

Young men and virgins; old men and children:

Proverbs 20:29

The glory of young men is their strength, and the honour of old men is their grey hairs.

Joel 2:28

And after that, it will come about, says the Lord, that I will send my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions:

Zechariah 9:17

For how good it is and how beautiful! grain will make the young men strong and new wine the virgins.

Matthew 11:27

All things have been given to me by my Father; and no one has knowledge of the Son, but the Father; and no one has knowledge of the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.

Matthew 13:19

When the word of the kingdom comes to anyone, and the sense of it is not clear to him, then the Evil One comes, and quickly takes away that which was put in his heart. He is the seed dropped by the wayside.

Matthew 13:38

And the field is the world; and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; and the evil seeds are the sons of the Evil One;

John 8:19

Then they said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus said in answer, You have no knowledge of me or of my Father: if you had knowledge of me you would have knowledge of my Father.

John 8:54-55

Jesus said in answer, If I take glory for myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father who gives me glory, of whom you say that he is your God.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?

John 16:3

They will do these things to you because they have not had knowledge of the Father or of me.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ.

John 17:21

May they all be one! Even as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, so let them be in us, so that all men may come to have faith that you sent me.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:10-12

Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.

1 Timothy 5:1

Do not say sharp words to one who has authority in the church, but let your talk be as to a father, and to the younger men as to brothers:

Titus 2:6

To the young men give orders to be wise and serious-minded:

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;

1 John 2:1

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:

1 John 2:3-4

And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.

1 John 2:12

I am writing to you, my children, because you have forgiveness of sins through his name.

1 John 5:20

And we are certain that the Son of God has come, and has given us a clear vision, so that we may see him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

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