Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [the doctrine of salvation through Christ].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an 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 The one who says that he abides in him must live the same way he himself lived. 7 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. 8 On the other hand, I am writing to you a new commandment that is truly in him and in you. For the darkness is fading away, and the true light is already shining.



Cross References

1 John 3:11

This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

Leviticus 19:18

"You are not to seek vengeance or hold a grudge against the descendants of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."

2 John 1:5-6

Dear lady, I am now requesting of you that we all continue to love one another. It is not as though I am writing to give you a new commandment, but one that we have had from the beginning.

Leviticus 19:34

You are to treat the resident alien the same way you treat the native born among you love him like yourself, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 6:5

You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

Matthew 5:43

"You have heard that it was said, "You must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy.

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus told him, ""You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

Mark 12:29-34

Jesus answered, "The most important is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,

Acts 17:19

Then they took him, brought him before the Areopagus, and asked, "May we know what this new teaching of yours is?

Romans 13:8-10

Do not owe anyone anything except to love one another. For the one who loves another has fulfilled the Law.

Galatians 5:13-14

For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

James 2:8-12

Nevertheless, you are doing the right thing if you obey the royal Law in keeping with the Scripture, "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

1 John 2:24

What you have heard from the beginning must abide in you. If what you have heard from the beginning abides in you, you will also abide in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 3:23

And this is his commandment: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus the Messiah, and to love one another as he commanded us.

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