Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 8 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. 9 He that saith how that he is in the light, and yet hateth his brother, is in darkness even until this time.



Cross References

Romans 13:12

The night is past and the day is come nigh. Let us therefore cast away the deeds of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

John 1:9

That was a true light, which lighteneth all men that come into the world.

John 13:34

A new commandment give I unto you: that ye love together: as I have loved you, that even so ye love one another.

Ephesians 5:8

Ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness: but shall have the light of life."

2 Corinthians 4:4-6

in whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest should shine unto them the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, which is the image of God.

Psalm 27:1

{A Psalm of David} The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then should I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

Psalm 36:9

For with thee is the well of life; and in thy light shall we see light.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a light and defense; the LORD will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.

Song of Songs 2:11-12

For now is winter gone and rain departed and past.

Isaiah 9:2

The people that have dwelt in darkness, shall see a great light. As for them that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them shall the light shine.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Up and receive light, Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is up over thee.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you that fear my name, shall the Son of righteousness arise, and health shall be under his wings: ye shall go forth, and multiply as the fat calves.

Matthew 4:16

the people which sat in darkness saw great light and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light has begun to shine."

Luke 1:79

To give light to them that sat in darkness, and in shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace."

John 1:4-5

In it was life; And the life was the light of men;

John 12:35

Then Jesus said unto them, "Yet a little while is the light with you: walk while ye have light, lest the darkness come on you. He that walketh in the dark, knoweth not whither he goeth.

John 12:46

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness:

John 15:12-15

This is my commandment: that ye love together as I have loved you.

Acts 17:30

And the time of this ignorance God regarded not: but now he biddeth all men everywhere to repent,

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes that they might turn from darkness unto light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in me.'

2 Corinthians 8:9

Ye know the liberality of our Lord Jesus Christ, which though he were rich, yet for your sakes became poor: that ye through his poverty might be made rich.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Be ye followers of God as dear children,

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But ye brethren are not in darkness, that that day should come on you as it were a thief.

2 Timothy 1:10

but is now declared openly by the appearing of our saviour Jesus Christ, which hath put away death, and hath brought life and immortality unto light through the gospel,

1 Peter 1:21

Which, by his means, have believed on God that raised him from death, and glorified him, that your faith and hope might be in God.

1 Peter 4:1-3

Forasmuch as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he which suffereth in the flesh ceaseth from sin,

1 John 3:14-16

We know that we are translated from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.

1 John 4:11

Dearly beloved, if God so loved us, then we ought also to love one another.

1 John 4:21

And this commandment have we of him: that he which loveth God, should love his brother also.

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