1 John 2:8
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New International Version
Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

New Living Translation
Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining.

English Standard Version
At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

Berean Study Bible
Then again, I am also writing you a new commandment, which is true in Him and also in you. For the darkness is fading and the true light is already shining.

Berean Literal 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 shines.

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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Again, a new commandment I am writing to you, that which is true in him and in you, for the darkness has passed and the true light begins to appear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the other hand, I'm writing to give you a new commandment. It's a truth that exists in Christ and in you: The darkness is fading, and the true light is already shining.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true both in him and in you; because the darkness is passed, and the true light now shineth.

Darby Bible 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.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.

Young's 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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:3-11 What knowledge of Christ can that be, which sees not that he is most worthy of our entire obedience? And a disobedient life shows there is neither religion nor honesty in the professor. The love of God is perfected in him that keeps his commandments. God's grace in him attains its true mark, and produces its sovereign effect as far as may be in this world, and this is man's regeneration; though never absolutely perfect here. Yet this observing Christ's commands, has holiness and excellency which, if universal, would make the earth resemble heaven itself. The command to love one another had been in force from the beginning of the world; but it might be called a new command as given to Christians. It was new in them, as their situation was new in respect of its motives, rules, and obligations. And those who walk in hatred and enmity to believers, remain in a dark state. Christian love teaches us to value our brother's soul, and to dread every thing hurtful to his purity and peace. Where spiritual darkness dwells, in mind, the judgment, and the conscience will be darkened, and will mistake the way to heavenly life. These things demand serious self-examination; and earnest prayer, that God would show us what we are, and whither we are going.
Study Bible
A New Commandment
7Beloved, I am not writing you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning. This commandment is the message you have heard. 8Then again, I am also writing you a new commandment, which is true in Him and also in you. For the darkness is fading and the true light is already shining. 9If anyone claims to be in the light but hates his brother, he is still in the darkness.…
Cross References
John 1:9
The true Light who gives light to every man was coming into the world.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Ephesians 5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief.

1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

1 John 3:23
And this is His commandment: that we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another just as He commanded us.
Treasury of Scripture

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 shines.

a new.

1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love …

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

which.

1 John 3:14-16 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the …

1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

John 15:12-15 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you…

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children…

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and …

1 Peter 4:1-3 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm …

the darkness.

Songs 2:11,12 For, see, 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 …

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which …

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, …

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should …

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: …

1 Thessalonians 5:5-8 You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we …

and the.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

John 1:4,5,9 In him was life; and the life was the light of men…

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, …

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