Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment that ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that ye heard from the beginning.

New American Standard Bible

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.

King James Version

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

Holman Bible

Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old command that you have had from the beginning. The old command is the message you have heard.

International Standard Version

Dear friends, I am not writing to you a new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning. This old commandment is the word you have heard.

American Standard Version

Beloved, no new commandment write I unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye heard.

Amplified

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [before from us].

An Understandable Version

My dearly loved ones, I am not writing to you about a new commandment, but about an old one. [It is the one] you had learned about from the beginning. [Note: This is the commandment to love one another (3:1: II John 5) which Jesus had taught his disciples during His earthly ministry. See Mark 12:31]. This old commandment is the word [of God] which you heard [previously].

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word, which you have heard from the beginning.

Bible in Basic English

My loved ones, I do not give you a new law, but an old law which you had from the first; this old law is the word which came to your ears.

Common New Testament

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.

Daniel Mace New Testament

My brethren, I don't prescribe you any new commandment, but the antient precept which you had from the beginning: and that is no other than the word which was originally delivered.

Darby Translation

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye heard.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Brethren, I do not write a new commandment to you; but an old commandment, which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word, which you have heard from the beginning.

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but the old one which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friends, it is no new command that I am writing you, but an old one that you have had from the beginning. That old command is the same as the message you have heard.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but the old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

Julia Smith Translation

Brethren, I write no new command to you, but an old command which ye had from the beginning. The old command is the word which ye heard from the beginning.

King James 2000

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the message which you have heard.

Modern King James verseion

Brothers, I do not write a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word which you have heard from the beginning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you: but an old commandment which ye had at the beginning. For an old commandment is the word which ye heard from the beginning.

Moffatt New Testament

Beloved, I am not writing you any new command, but an old command which you have had from the very beginning: the old command is the word you have heard.

Montgomery New Testament

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, nay, and old commandment, which you have had from the beginning. That old commandment is the message to which you have listened.

NET Bible

Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have already heard.

New Heart English Bible

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard.

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard.

Sawyer New Testament

Beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you heard.

The Emphasized Bible

Beloved! no new commandment, am I writing unto you; but an old commandment, which ye have been holding from the beginning: The old commandment is the word which ye have heard.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Brethren, I write not a new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friends, it is no new command that I am writing to you, but an old command, which you have had from the first. That old command is the Message to which you listened.

Webster

Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

Weymouth New Testament

My dearly-loved friends, it is no new command that I am now giving you, but an old command which you have had from the very beginning. By the old command I mean the teaching which you have already received.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, I am not writing you a new command, but an old one that you have had from the beginning. That old command is the message that you have heard.

World English Bible

Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but and old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye heard.

Worsley New Testament

Brethren, I write not a new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning:

Youngs Literal Translation

Brethren, a new command I write not to you, but an old command, that ye had from the beginning -- the old command is the word that ye heard from the beginning;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

I write
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

new
καινός 
Kainos 
new
Usage: 24

ἐντολή 
Entole 
ἐντολή 
Entole 
ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47
Usage: 47
Usage: 47

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

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

an
ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

old
παλαιός 
Palaios 
παλαιός 
Palaios 
Usage: 8
Usage: 8

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980
Usage: 980

ye had
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

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

the beginning
ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

The
ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

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

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

ye have heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

Images 1 John 2:7

Context Readings

God's Commands

6 He who claims to abide in him he also ought so to walk just as that man walked. 7 Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment that ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that ye heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which is TRUE in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the TRUE light now shines.



Cross References

1 John 3:11

Because this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love each other.

Leviticus 19:18

Thou shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of thy people, but thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. I am LORD.

2 John 1:5-6

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing a new commandment to thee, but what we had from the beginning, that we would love each other.

Leviticus 19:34

The stranger that sojourns with you shall be to you as the home-born among you, and thou shall love him as thyself, for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt. I am LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 6:5

And thou shall love LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Matthew 5:43

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shall love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.

Matthew 22:37-40

And Jesus said to him, Thou shall love Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.

Mark 12:29-34

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, thou Israel, Lord our God is one Lord,

Acts 17:19

And having taken him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying, Can we understand what this new doctrine is, being spoken by thee?

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no man anything except to love each other, for he who loves the other has fulfilled law.

Galatians 5:13-14

For ye, brothers, were called to liberty, only not liberty for an opportunity to the flesh, but be servants to each other through love.

James 2:8-12

If ye indeed fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well.

1 John 2:24

Therefore ye, let what ye heard from the beginning abide in you. If what ye heard from the beginning abides in you, ye also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 3:23

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love each other, just as he gave command.

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