1 John 2:14
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New International Version
I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

New Living Translation
I have written to you who are God's children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong. God's word lives in your hearts, and you have won your battle with the evil one.

English Standard Version
I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Berean Study Bible
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Berean Literal Bible
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

New American Standard Bible
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

King James Bible
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have written to you, children, because you have come to know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have come to know the One who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, God's word remains in you, and you have had victory over the evil one.

International Standard Version
I have written to you, little children, because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, because you are strong and because God's word remains in you and you have overcome the evil one.

NET Bible
I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, that you are strong, and the word of God dwells in you and you have conquered The Evil One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've written to you, children, because you know the Father. I've written to you, fathers, because you know Christ, who has existed from the beginning. I've written to you, young people, because you are strong and God's word lives in you. You have won the victory over the evil one.

New American Standard 1977
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have written unto you, fathers, that ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, that ye are strong and the word of God abides in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

King James 2000 Bible
I have written unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

American King James Version
I have written to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God stays in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

American Standard Version
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I write unto you, babes, because you have known the Father. I write unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

Darby Bible Translation
I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and ye have overcome the wicked [one].

English Revised Version
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye know him which is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

Weymouth New Testament
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the very beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong and God's Message still has a place in your hearts, and you have overcome the Evil one.

World English Bible
I have written to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God remains in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Young's Literal Translation
I did write to you, fathers, because ye have known him who is from the beginning; I did write to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God in you doth remain, and ye have overcome the evil.
Study Bible
A New Commandment
13I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father. 14I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.…
Word Study

I have written
Egrapsa (V-AIA-1S)
A primary verb; to "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a "father".

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

A prolonged form of a primary verb; to "know" in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

Him who [is]
ton (Art-AMS)
The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From, away from. A primary particle; "off, " i.e. Away, in various senses.

[the] beginning.
archēs (N-GFS)
From archomai; a commencement, or chief.

I have written
Egrapsa (V-AIA-1S)
A primary verb; to "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

A young man, youth, an attendant. From the same as neanias; a youth.

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Strong (originally and generally of physical strength); mighty, powerful, vehement, sure. From ischus; forcible.

And, even, also, namely.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

And, even, also, namely.

you have overcome
nenikēkate (V-RIA-2P)
To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:12-14 As Christians have their peculiar states, so they have peculiar duties; but there are precepts and obedience common to all, particularly mutual love, and contempt of the world. The youngest sincere disciple is pardoned: the communion of saints is attended with the forgiveness of sins. Those of the longest standing in Christ's school need further advice and instruction. Even fathers must be written unto, and preached unto; none are too old to learn. But especially young men in Christ Jesus, though they are arrived at strength of spirit and sound sense, and have successfully resisted first trials and temptations, breaking off bad habits and connexions, and entered in at the strait gate of true conversion. The different descriptions of Christians are again addressed. Children in Christ know that God is their Father; it is wisdom. Those advanced believers, who know Him that was from the beginning, before this world was made, may well be led thereby to give up this world. It will be the glory of young persons to be strong in Christ, and his grace. By the word of God they overcome the wicked one.
Cross References
John 5:38
nor does His word abide in you, because you do not believe the One He sent.

John 8:37
I know you are Abraham's descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have gazed upon and touched with our own hands--this is the Word of life.

1 John 1:10
If we say we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar, and His word is not in us.

1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.
Treasury of Scripture

I have written to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God stays in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

fathers. See on ver.

1 John 2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from …

because ye are.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to …

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

the word.

Psalm 119:11 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

John 5:38 And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him …

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue …

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel …

2 John 1:2 For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for ever.

3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the …

ye have overcome.

Revelation 2:7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

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