Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.

King James Version

Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

Holman Bible

Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

International Standard Version

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.

American Standard Version

Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shineth.

Amplified

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true and realized in Christ and in you, because the darkness [of moral blindness] is clearing away and the true Light [the revelation of God in Christ] is already shining.

An Understandable Version

Yet, I am [also] writing to you about a new commandment [Note: This commandment was to love one another as Jesus loved them. See John 13:34]; its truth is [being demonstrated] by Christ [perfectly] and [also] by you people [in a lesser measure], because the darkness [of sin] is passing away, and the real light [of righteousness] is already shining [in people's lives].

Anderson New Testament

Again, a new commandment I do write to you, which is true as it respects him and you; because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.

Bible in Basic English

Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out.

Common New Testament

Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

Daniel Mace New Testament

however, it is really, in effect, a new commandment I write unto you, with respect to you: because the darkness is past, and things now appear in their true light.

Darby Translation

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

On the other hand, I write to you a new commandment, which is true concerning him and concerning you. For the darkness is passing away, and the light, which is true, now shines.

Godbey New Testament

Again I do write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you: because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

Goodspeed New Testament

Yet it is a new command that I am writing you; it is newly realized in him and in yourselves, for the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

John Wesley New Testament

Again, I do write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you: for the darkness is past away, and the true light now shineth.

Julia Smith Translation

Again, I write a new command to you, which is true in him and in you: for the darkness is passed away, and the true light already shines.

King James 2000

Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Again, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light already is shining.

Modern King James verseion

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true Light now shines.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Again, a new commandment I write unto you, a thing which is true in him, and also in you: for the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

Moffatt New Testament

And yet it is a new command I am writing to you ??realized in him and also in yourselves, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

Montgomery New Testament

Yet again it is a new commandment which I am writing to you, which is true in him and is you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

NET Bible

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

New Heart English Bible

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.

Noyes New Testament

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him, and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light now shineth.

Sawyer New Testament

Again, a new commandment I write you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is past and the true light now appears.

The Emphasized Bible

Again, a new commandment, am I writing unto you, - which thing is true, in him and in you, because, the darkness, is passing away, and, the real light, already is shining.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which is a true thing in him, and in you, because the darkness is past, and the true light is now shining.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yet, again, it is a new Command that I am writing to you-- manifest in Christ's life and in your own--for the Darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.

Webster

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

Weymouth New Testament

And yet I *am* giving you a new command, for such it really is, so far as both He and you are concerned: because the darkness is now passing away and the light, the true light, is already beginning to shine.

Williams New Testament

Yet it is a new command that I am writing you; it is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

World English Bible

Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.

Worrell New Testament

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

Worsley New Testament

though I write it again as a new commandment, which is truth in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

Youngs Literal Translation

again, a new command I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness doth pass away, and the true light doth now shine;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120

a
ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

new
καινός 
Kainos 
new
Usage: 24

ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

I write
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

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

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

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

ἀληθής 
Alethes 
ἀληθινός 
Alethinos 
Usage: 17
Usage: 16

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

him

Usage: 0

and



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

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

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the darkness
σκοτία 
Skotia 
Usage: 10

is past
παράγω 
Parago 
Usage: 10

the
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

now
ἤδη 
Ede 
Usage: 45

References

Images 1 John 2:8

Prayers for 1 John 2:8

Context Readings

God's Commands

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. 9 He who claims to be in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now.



Cross References

Romans 13:12

The night has advanced and the day has approached. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the weapons of light.

John 1:9

He was the TRUE light coming into the world that enlightens every man.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that ye should love each other, just as I loved you, so that ye also should love each other.

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were once darkness, but now light in Lord. Walk as children of light

John 8:12

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows me would, no, not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6

in whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, in order for the light of the good-news of the glory of the Christ (who is a likeness of God) not to shine forth to them.

Psalm 27:1

LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 36:9

For with thee is the fountain of life. In thy light we shall see light.

Psalm 84:11

For LORD God is a sun and a shield. LORD will give grace and glory. He will withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly.

Song of Songs 2:11-12

For, lo, the winter is past. The rain is over and gone.

Isaiah 9:2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shone.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise, shine, for thy light has come, and the glory of LORD has risen upon thee.

Malachi 4:2

But to you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in its wings, and ye shall go forth, and frolic as calves of the stall.

Matthew 4:16

the people who dwell in darkness saw a great light, and to those who dwell in the region and shadow of death, light sprang up to them.

Luke 1:79

to give light to those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into a way of peace.

John 1:4-5

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 12:35

Jesus therefore said to them, Yet a little time the light is with you. Walk while ye have the light, so that darkness may not overcome you. And he who walks in the darkness knows not where he is going.

John 12:46

I have come a light into the world, so that every man who believes in me may not remain in the darkness.

John 15:12-15

This is my commandment, that ye love each other, just as I have loved you.

Acts 17:30

Indeed therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands for all men everywhere to repent.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes to turn about from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, for them to receive remission of sins and a lot among those who have been sanctified by faith in me.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Become ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But ye, brothers, are not in darkness, so that the day would seize you as a thief.

2 Timothy 1:10

But which has now been manifested by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who indeed abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the good-news,

1 Peter 1:21

Men who, because of him, believe in God who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory, in order for your faith and hope to be in God.

1 Peter 4:1-3

Therefore of Christ having suffered in flesh for us, arm ye yourselves also with the same mentality, because he who has suffered in flesh has ceased from sin,

1 John 3:14-16

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He who is not loving the brother abides in death.

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also are obligated to love each other.

1 John 4:21

And we have this commandment from him, so that he who loves God will also love his brother.

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