2 John 1:1
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New International Version
The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I only, but also all who know the truth--

New Living Translation
This letter is from John, the elder. I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children, whom I love in the truth--as does everyone else who knows the truth--

English Standard Version
The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,

Berean Study Bible
The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--

Berean Literal Bible
The elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those having known 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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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: The Elder To: The chosen lady and her children, whom I genuinely love, and not only I but also all who 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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Elder to The Elect lady and her children, those whom I love in the truth, but it is not I only, but also all those who know the truth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From the church leader. To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love because we share the truth. I'm not the only one who loves you. Everyone who knows the truth also loves you.

New American Standard 1977
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,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The elder unto the chosen lady and her sons, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all those that have known the truth,

King James 2000 Bible
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;

American King James Version
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;

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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ancient to the lady Elect, and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth,

Darby Bible 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,

English Revised 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;

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

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;

Young's 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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-3 Religion turns compliments into real expressions of respect and love. And old disciple is honourable; an old apostle and leader of disciples is more so. The letter is to a noble Christian matron, and her children; it is well that the gospel should get among such: some noble persons are called. Families are to be encouraged and directed in their love and duties at home. Those who love truth and piety in themselves, should love it in others; and the Christians loved this lady, not for her rank, but for her holiness. And where religion truly dwells, it will abide for ever. From the Divine Persons of the Godhead, the apostle craves grace, Divine favour, and good-will, the spring of all good things. It is grace indeed that any spiritual blessing should be given to sinful mortals. Mercy, free pardon, and forgiveness; for those already rich in grace, need continual forgiveness. Peace, quietness of spirit, and a clear conscience, in assured reconciliation with God, together with all outward prosperity that is really for good: these are desired in truth and love.
Study Bible
Greeting from the Elder
1The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth — and not I alone, but also all who know the truth — 2because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:…
Cross References
John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Acts 11:30
This they did, sending their gifts to the elders with Barnabas and Saul.

Romans 16:13
Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.

1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Peter 5:1
As a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings, and a partaker of the glory to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:

1 Peter 5:13
The church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, as does my son Mark.

1 John 3:18
Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.

2 John 1:3
Grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father.

2 John 1:5
And now I urge you, dear lady--not as a new commandment to you, but one we have had from the beginning--that we love one another.

2 John 1:13
The children of your elect sister send you greetings.
Treasury of Scripture

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;

A. D.

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

3 John 1:1 The elder to the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

the elect lady.

2 John 1:5,13 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment …

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all …

Ephesians 1:4,5 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the …

1 Thessalonians 1:3,4 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

whom.

2 John 1:2,3 For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for ever…

1 Peter 1:22,23 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but …

3 John 1:1 The elder to the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

known.

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Galatians 2:5,14 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the …

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

Galatians 5:7 You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard …

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge …

1 John 2:21 I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because …

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