Parallel Verses

Amplified

Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness ( moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light ( the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 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]. 8 Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness ( moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light ( the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining. 9 Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, born-again child of God his Father] is in darkness even until now.



Cross References

Romans 13:12

The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.

John 1:9

There it was -- "the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person.

John 13:34

I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.

Ephesians 5:8

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].

John 8:12

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation -- "whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life -- "of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 36:9

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Song of Songs 2:11-12

For, behold, 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 intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you -- "rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!

Malachi 4:2

But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.

Matthew 4:16

The people who sat (dwelt enveloped) in darkness have seen a great Light, and for those who sat in the land and shadow of death Light has dawned.

Luke 1:79

To shine upon and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace.

John 1:4-5

In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

John 12:35

So Jesus said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting].

John 12:46

I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness.

John 15:12-15

This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.

Acts 17:30

Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent ( to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins),

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may thus receive forgiveness and release from their sins and a place and portion among those who are consecrated and purified by faith in Me.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

Ephesians 5:1-2

Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you are not in [given up to the power of] darkness, brethren, for that day to overtake you by surprise like a thief.

2 Timothy 1:10

[It is that purpose and grace] which He now has made known and has fully disclosed and made real [to us] through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, Who annulled death and made it of no effect and brought life and immortality (immunity from eternal death) to light through the Gospel.

1 Peter 1:21

Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

1 Peter 4:1-3

So, since Christ suffered in the flesh for us, for you, arm yourselves with the same thought and purpose [patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God]. For whoever has suffered in the flesh [having the mind of Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [has stopped pleasing himself and the world, and pleases God],

1 John 3:14-16

We know that we have passed over out of death into Life by the fact that we love the brethren (our fellow Christians). He who does not love abides (remains, is held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death.

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:21

And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [ believer] also.

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