Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all they that know the truth;

New American Standard Bible

The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth,

King James Version

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

Holman Bible

The Elder:

To the elect lady and her children: I love all of you in the truth—and not only I, but also all who have come to know the truth

International Standard Version

From:aThe Elder To: The chosen lady and her children, whom I genuinely love, and not only I but also all who know the truth,

A Conservative Version

The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who know the truth,

Amplified

The elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady and her children, whom I love in truth—and not only I, but also all who know and understand the truth—

An Understandable Version

[This is being written by] the elder to the lady chosen [by God], and to her children [Note: The terms "lady" and "children" here refer to a congregation and the Christians who belong to it. See I Peter 5:13; II John 13], whom I love in the truth. [Note: Perhaps this phrase means "whom I truly love"]. And I am not the only one [to love you], but all those [other congregations] who know the truth [of God], also love you.

Anderson New Testament

THE elder to the elect lady, and to her children, whom I love in the truth: and not I only, but also all who know the truth;

Bible in Basic English

I, a ruler in the church, send word to the noble sister who is of God's selection, and to her children, for whom I have true love; and not only I, but all who have knowledge of what is true;

Common New Testament

The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth,

Daniel Mace New Testament

The PRESBYTER to the lady ECLECTA and her children, whom I sincerely love, and not only I, but all true christians,

Darby Translation

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only but also all who have known the truth,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

The elder, to Electa Cyria, and her children, whom I love sincerely; and not I only, but also all who have known the truth;

Godbey New Testament

The elder to the elect Cyria, and to her children, whom in truth I love with divine love; and not I, but also those having known the truth;

Goodspeed New Testament

The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I truly love??nd not only I but all who know the truth??2 because of the truth that stays in our hearts and will be with us forever;

John Wesley New Testament

The elder unto the elect Kuria and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but likewise all who know the truth, For the truth's sake,

Julia Smith Translation

The elder to the chosen mistress in truth; (and not I only, but also all and to her children, whom I love they having known the truth;)

King James 2000

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

Lexham Expanded Bible

The elder, to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth--and not I alone, but also all those who know the truth--

Modern King James verseion

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The elder, to the elect lady and her children which I love in the truth: And not I only, but also all that have known the truth,

Moffatt New Testament

The presbyter, to the elect Lady and her children whom I love in the Truth (and not only I but all who know the Truth)

Montgomery New Testament

The Elder to the Elect Lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have come to know the truth.

NET Bible

From the elder, to an elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth (and not I alone, but also all those who know the truth),

New Heart English Bible

The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;

Noyes New Testament

The elder to the elect Cyria, and to her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only, but also all that know the truth,

Sawyer New Testament

THE elder to the elect Curia and her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only but also all who have known the truth,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THE presbyter to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all who have known the truth:

Twentieth Century New Testament

To an eminent Christian Lady, and to her Children, from the Officer of the Church. I sincerely love you all, and not I only, but also all those who have learned to know the Truth.

Webster

The elder to the elect lady, and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

Weymouth New Testament

The Elder to the elect lady and her children. Truly I love you all, and not I alone, but also all who know the truth,

Williams New Testament

The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I truly love, and not only I but all who know the truth,

World English Bible

The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;

Worrell New Testament

The elder to an elect lady and her children whom I love in truth??nd not I only, but also all who know the truth??2 for the truth's sake which abides in us, and will be with us forever:

Worsley New Testament

The elder unto the excellent Lady, and her children, whom I love in truth: and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

Youngs Literal Translation

The Elder to the choice Kyria, and to her children, whom I love in truth, and not I only, but also all those having known the truth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πρεσβύτερος 
Presbuteros 
Usage: 65

unto the elect
ἐκλεκτός 
Eklektos 
Usage: 14

Κυρία 
Kuria 
Usage: 2

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

her

Usage: 0

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174
Usage: 174

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

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

the truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μόνος 
Monos 
only, alone, by self
Usage: 30

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461


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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 John 1:1

References

Images 2 John 1:1

Prayers for 2 John 1:1

Context Readings

Greetings

1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all they that know the truth; 2 for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever:


Cross References

John 8:32

and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

1 Timothy 2:4

who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Peter 5:1

The elders among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

1 John 3:18

My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.

Galatians 2:5

to whom we gave place in the way of subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

Hebrews 10:26

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins,

2 John 1:5

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

2 John 1:13-15

The children of thine elect sister salute thee.

Luke 1:3

it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;

Galatians 2:14

But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Cephas before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest as do the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, how compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

Galatians 3:1

O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?

Galatians 5:7

Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?

Ephesians 1:4-5

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:

Colossians 1:5

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

1 Thessalonians 1:3-4

remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

1 Peter 1:22-23

Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:

1 John 2:21

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

2 John 1:2-3

for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever:

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