Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Children, it is the last hour. And as ye heard that the antichrist comes, and now many antichrists have developed, from which we know that it is the last hour.

New American Standard Bible

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

King James Version

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

Holman Bible

Children, it is the last hour. And as you have heard, “Antichrist is coming,” even now many antichrists have come. We know from this that it is the last hour.

International Standard Version

Little children, it is the last hour. Just as you heard that an antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is how we know it is the last hour.

American Standard Version

Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour.

Amplified

Children, it is the last hour [the end of this age]; and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming [the one who will oppose Christ and attempt to replace Him], even now many antichrists (false teachers) have appeared, which confirms our belief that it is the last hour.

An Understandable Version

Dear children, it is [now] the last hour [i.e., the final period of God's dealing with people on earth], and since you have heard that an antichrist [i.e., a person who is against Christ] is coming, even now [you should be aware that] many antichrists have [already] come. This is [one way] we know that this is the last hour.

Anderson New Testament

Little children, it is the last time; and, as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now there are many antichrists; by which we know that it is the last time.

Bible in Basic English

Little children, it is the last hour; and as you were given word that the Antichrist would come, so now a number of Antichrists have come to you; and by this we are certain that it is the last hour.

Common New Testament

Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come; by this we know that it is the last hour.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Dear children, the last time is come: as ye have heard that antichrist was to come, accordingly many antichrists have already appeared; whereby we know that we are now in the last times.

Darby Translation

Little children, it is the last hour, and, according as ye have heard that antichrist comes, even now there have come many antichrists, whence we know that it is the last hour.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Young children, it is the last period. And as you have heard that the antichrist comes, so, now, there are many antichrists; whence you know that it is the last period.

Godbey New Testament

Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, from which we know that it is the last hour.

Goodspeed New Testament

Children, it is the last hour. You have heard that Antichrist is coming, and many Antichrists have indeed appeared. So we may be sure that it is the last hour.

John Wesley New Testament

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist cometh, so even now there are many Antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last time.

Julia Smith Translation

Young children, it is the last hour: and as ye have heard that antichrist comes, and now many antichrists have come; whence we know that it is the last hour.

King James 2000

Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; by which we know that it is the last time.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen, by which we know that it is the last hour.

Modern King James verseion

Little children, it is the last time. And just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have risen up, from which we know that it is the last hour.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Little children it is now the last time, and as ye have heard how that antichrist shall come: even now are there many antichrists come already, whereby we know that it is the last time.

Moffatt New Testament

Children, it is the last hour. You have learned that 'Antichrist is coming.' Well, but many antichrists have appeared ??which makes us sure it is the last hour.

Montgomery New Testament

My children, this is the last hour, and as you have heard that an antichrist was coming, and now many antichrists are already risen, whence we may know that it is the last hour.

NET Bible

Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour.

New Heart English Bible

Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour.

Noyes New Testament

My children, the last time is come; and as ye have heard that Antichrist is coming, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that the last time is come.

Sawyer New Testament

Little children, it is the last time; and as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many have become anti-christs; whence we know that it is the last time.

The Emphasized Bible

Little children! it is, the last hour; and, just as ye have heard that, an antichrist, is coming, even now, antichrists have become, many, whence we perceive that it is, the last hour:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

My dear children, it is the last hour; and as ye have heard that antichrist is coming, even now there are many antichrists: by which we know it is the last hour.

Twentieth Century New Testament

My Children, these are the last days. You were told that an Anti-Christ was coming; and many Anti-Christ's have already arisen. By that we know that these are the last days.

Webster

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist cometh, even now are there many antichrists; by which we know that it is the last time.

Weymouth New Testament

Dear children, the last hour has come; and as you once heard that there was to be an anti-Christ, so even now many anti-Christs have appeared. By this we may know that the last hour has come.

Williams New Testament

Little children, it is the last hour, just as you have heard that Antichrist is Coming, and already many Antichrists have appeared; so we may be sure that it is the last hour.

World English Bible

Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour.

Worrell New Testament

Little children, it is the last hour; and, as ye heard that Anti-Christ is coming, even now many anti-christs have arisen; whence we know that it is the last hour.

Worsley New Testament

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that an antichrist will come, there are even now many antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last time.

Youngs Literal Translation

Little youths, it is the last hour; and even as ye heard that the antichrist doth come, even now antichrists have become many -- whence we know that it is the last hour;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

it is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

the
ὥρα 
Hora 
ὥρα 
Hora 
Usage: 67
Usage: 67

ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24
Usage: 24

ὥρα 
Hora 
Usage: 67

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

ye have heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764
Usage: 764

ἀντίχριστος 
Antichristos 
Usage: 5

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

ἀντίχριστος 
Antichristos 
Usage: 5

ὅθεν 
Hothen 
Usage: 11

we know
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 2:18

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Context Readings

Departure Of The False Teachers

17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides into the age. 18 Children, it is the last hour. And as ye heard that the antichrist comes, and now many antichrists have developed, from which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us. For if they were of us, they would have continued with us, but--so that they might be made known, that they are not all of us.


Cross References

1 John 4:3

and every spirit that does not confess Jesus Christ has come in flesh is not of God. And this is that of the antichrist, which ye have heard that it comes, and is now in the world already.

Matthew 24:5

For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and will lead many astray.

1 John 2:22

Who is the liar if not he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.

2 John 1:7

Because many deceivers have gone forth into the world, those not acknowledging Jesus Christ coming in flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Matthew 24:24

For there will arise FALSE Christs and FALSE prophets, and they will give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen.

2 Peter 3:3

Knowing this first, that there will come at the end of the days, scoffers, proceeding according to their own desires,

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but examine the spirits, whether they are of God, because many FALSE prophets have gone out into the world.

Jude 1:18

that they told you that there will be scoffers during the last time, going according to their own desires of irreverences.

Matthew 24:11

And many FALSE prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.

Mark 13:6

For many will come in my name, saying, I am, and they will lead many astray.

Mark 13:21-22

And then if any man should say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Lo, there, do not believe.

John 21:5

Therefore Jesus says to them, Children, have ye anything eatable? They answered him, No.

Acts 20:29-30

For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12

Let not any man deceive you in any way, because if not, the defection may come first, and he may be revealed--the man of sin, the son of destruction,

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the Spirit says expressly that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

2 Timothy 3:1-6

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For there will be time when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but they will accumulate teachers to themselves according to their own desires, who tickle the ear,

Hebrews 1:2

whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the ages.

1 Peter 1:5

men being kept by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:20

who was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in the last times because of you.

2 Peter 2:1

But FALSE prophets also developed among the people, as FALSE teachers will also be among you, who will sneak in pernicious denominations, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

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