Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 8 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. 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.



Cross References

Romans 13:12

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

John 1:9

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke again to 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 who believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.

Psalm 27:1

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the 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 shall we see light.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good will he withhold from them that 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 that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shades of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Isaiah 60:1-3

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

Malachi 4:2

But to you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Matthew 4:16

The people who sat in darkness, saw great light; and to them who sat in the region and shades of death, light hath arisen.

Luke 1:79

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

John 1:4-5

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

John 12:35

Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

John 12:46

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

John 15:12-15

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Acts 17:30

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Acts 26:18

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

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

2 Timothy 1:10

But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

1 Peter 1:21

Who by him do believe in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1 Peter 4:1-3

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

1 John 3:14-16

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 4:21

And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.

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