2 John 1:5
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New International Version
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.

New Living Translation
I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning.

English Standard Version
And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
And now I implore you, lady, not as though I am writing to you a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

New American Standard Bible
Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now I urge you, dear lady--not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning--that we love one another.

International Standard Version
Dear lady, I am now requesting of you that we all continue to love one another. It is not as though I am writing to give you a new commandment, but one that we have had from the beginning.

NET Bible
But now I ask you, lady (not as if I were writing a new commandment to you, but the one we have had from the beginning), that we love one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now I would persuade you Lady, not according to the new commandment I wrote to you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear lady, I'm now requesting that we continue to love each other. It's not as though I'm writing to give you a new commandment. Rather, from the beginning we were commanded to love each other.

New American Standard 1977
And now I ask you, lady, not as writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now I beseech thee, lady, (not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning) that we love one another.

King James 2000 Bible
And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

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

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing a new commandment to thee, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Darby Bible Translation
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from [the] beginning, that we should love one another.

English Revised Version
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.

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

Weymouth New Testament
And now, dear lady, I pray you--writing to you, as I do, not a new command, but the one which we have had from the very beginning--let us love one another.

World English Bible
Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Young's Literal Translation
and now I beseech thee, Kyria, not as writing to thee a new command, but which we had from the beginning, that we may love one another,
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
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. 6And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love.…
Cross References
John 13:34
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.

John 13:35
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another."

John 15:12
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you.

John 15:17
This is My command to you: Love one another.

1 John 2:7
Beloved, 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.

1 John 3:11
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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

2 John 1:1
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--
Treasury of Scripture

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

not.

1 John 2:7,8 Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment …

1 John 3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we …

that we.

John 13:34,35 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.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

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

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

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

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 3:14-18,23 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the …

1 John 4:7-12,20 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one …

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