Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 13 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. 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.



Cross References

1 John 2:14

I have written unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

John 14:7

If you had known me, you would have known my Father also: and from henceforth you know him, and have seen him.

Luke 10:22

All things are delivered to me by my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

1 John 1:1

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

1 John 3:12

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

1 John 4:4

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

1 John 5:4-5

For whoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

1 John 5:18

We know that whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name.

Psalm 148:12

Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

Proverbs 20:29

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

Joel 2:28

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Zechariah 9:17

For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! grain shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maidens.

Matthew 11:27

All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal him.

Matthew 13:19

When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side.

Matthew 13:38

The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

John 8:19

Then said they unto him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you should have known my Father also.

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:

John 14:9

Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long a time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father?

John 16:3

And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

John 17:21

That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:10-12

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

1 Timothy 5:1

Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;

Titus 2:6

Young men likewise exhort to be sensible.

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 John 2:1

My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1 John 2:3-4

And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 2:12

I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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