2 John 1:4
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New International Version
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.

New Living Translation
How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded.

English Standard Version
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

Berean Study Bible
I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us.

Berean Literal Bible
I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received a commandment from the Father.

New American Standard Bible
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.

King James Bible
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in the truth, in keeping with a command we have received from the Father.

International Standard Version
I was overjoyed to find some of your children living truthfully, just as the Father has commanded us.

NET Bible
I rejoiced greatly because I have found some of your children living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I rejoiced much when I found some of your children walking in truth, according to the commandment which we have received from The Father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was very happy to find some of your children living in the truth as the Father has commanded us.

New American Standard 1977
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have rejoiced greatly, for I have found of thy sons that they walk in the truth, as we have received the commandment from the Father.

King James 2000 Bible
I rejoiced greatly that I found some of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

American King James Version
I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

American Standard Version
I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was exceeding glad, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

Darby Bible Translation
I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father.

English Revised Version
I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
It is an intense joy to me to have found some of your children living true Christian lives, in obedience to the command which we have received from the Father.

World English Bible
I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.

Young's Literal Translation
I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, even as a command we did receive from the Father;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:4-6 It is good to be trained to early religion; and children may be beloved for their parents' sake. It gave great joy to the apostle to see children treading in their parents' steps, and likely in their turn to support the gospel. May God bless such families more and more, and raise up many to copy their example. How pleasing the contrast to numbers who spread irreligion, infidelity, and vice, among their children! Our walk is true, our converse right, when according to the word of God. This commandment of mutual Christian love, may be said to be a new one, in respect of its being declared by the Lord Christ; yet, as to the matter, it is old. And this is love to our own souls, that we obey the Divine commands. The foresight of the decay of this love, as well as of other apostacies, or fallings away, might engage the apostle to urge this duty, and this command, frequently and earnestly.
Study Bible
Walking in the Truth
3Grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father. 4I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us. 5And 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.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:6
Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth.

3 John 1:3
For I was overjoyed when the brothers came and testified about your devotion to the truth, in which you continue to walk.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

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1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even …

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings …

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the …

walking.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in …

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth …

Ephesians 5:2,8 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

1 John 1:6,7 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, …

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

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