1 John 2:20
New International Version
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.

New Living Translation
But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit, and all of you know the truth.

English Standard Version
But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

Berean Study Bible
You, however, have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
And you have the anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know.

New American Standard Bible
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

King James Bible
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Christian Standard Bible
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.

Contemporary English Version
Christ, the Holy One, has blessed you, and now all of you understand.

Good News Translation
But you have had the Holy Spirit poured out on you by Christ, and so all of you know the truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you have knowledge.

International Standard Version
You have an anointing from the Holy One and know all things.

NET Bible
Nevertheless you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

New Heart English Bible
You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have an anointing from The Holy One, and you discern every person.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Holy One has anointed you, so all of you have knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye have the anointing of the Holy One, and ye know all things.

King James 2000 Bible
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

American King James Version
But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.

American Standard Version
And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all the things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you have the unction from the Holy One, and know all things.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye have [the] unction from the holy [one], and ye know all things.

English Revised Version
And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Weymouth New Testament
As for you, you have an anointing from the holy One and have perfect knowledge.

World English Bible
You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and have known all things;
Study Bible
Beware of Antichrists
19They went out from us, but they did not belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But their departure made it clear that none of them belonged to us. 20You, however, have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 21I have not written you because you lack knowledge of the truth, but because you have it, and because no lie comes from the truth.…
Cross References
Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD comprehend fully.

Jeremiah 31:34
No longer will each man teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity and will remember their sins no more."

Matthew 13:11
He replied, "The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

Mark 1:24
"What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

John 14:26
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.

Acts 10:38
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.

1 Corinthians 2:15
The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone's judgment.

2 Corinthians 1:21
Now it is God who establishes both us and you in Christ. He anointed us,

1 John 2:27
And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.

Jude 1:5
Although you are fully aware of this, I want to remind you that after Jesus had delivered His people out of the land of Egypt, He destroyed those who did not believe.

Treasury of Scripture

But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.

ye have.

1 John 2:27
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

1 John 4:13
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

Psalm 23:5
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

the Holy.

Psalm 16:10
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Psalm 71:22
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 43:3
For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

and ye.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

John 10:4,5
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice…

John 14:26
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.







Lexicon
You,
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

however,
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

have
ἔχετε (echete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

[an] anointing
χρῖσμα (chrisma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5545: An anointing. From chrio; an unguent or smearing, i.e. the special endowment of the Holy Spirit.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Holy [One],
Ἁγίου (Hagiou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

all of you know the truth.
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.
Verse 20. - The thought of many antichrists suggests that of many Christs; i.e., many who have been anointed χριστοί by the Christ himself. "The false teachers have the spirit of antichrist; ye have a chrism from the Christ." The Johannine καί places the two antithetical groups side by side, while the emphatic ὑμεῖς (comp. 1 John 4:4) accentuates the contrast. And ye have an anointing from the Holy One. The unction or chrism is the Holy Spirit (John 1:33; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 2:27). As Christ was anointed with the Spirit in all fullness, so each Christian is anointed with him in his measure (2 Corinthians 1:21, 22). The twenty-first 'Catechetical Lecture' of St. Cyril, "On the Holy Chrism," should be read in illustration of this verse. "In apostolic language, each Christian is in due measure himself a Christ, empowered by the gift of the Holy Spirit to announce the truth which he has learnt, to apply the atonement which he has received, to establish the kingdom which he believes to be universal" (Westcott). The ἀπό depends on ἔχετε, not on χρίσμα. The Holy One is Jesus Christ (John 6:69; Acts 3:14; Revelation 3:7; comp. John 14:26; John 16:7, 13). It is hard to decide between three readings:

(1) καὶ οἴδατε πάντα, "and ye know all things" necessary to salvation, i.e., "the truth" (verse 21; John 16:13);

(2) καὶ οἴδατε πάντες, "and ye all know" that ye have this anointing;

(3) οἴδατε πάντες," ye all know - I did not write to you because ye know not the truth." There is evidence of a fourth variation, πάντας "ye know all" the antichrists. If

(1) be right, it does not mean that the Christian is omniscient, but that he has the basis of all knowledge; he can see things in their right proportions. The apostle's own disciple, St. Polycarp, writes to the Philippians 2:18-23 Every man is an antichrist, who denies the Person, or any of the offices of Christ; and in denying the Son, he denies the Father also, and has no part in his favour while he rejects his great salvation. Let this prophecy that seducers would rise in the Christian world, keep us from being seduced. The church knows not well who are its true members, and who are not, but thus true Christians were proved, and rendered more watchful and humble. True Christians are anointed ones; their names expresses this: they are anointed with grace, with gifts and spiritual privileges, by the Holy Spirit of grace. The great and most hurtful lies that the father of lies spreads in the world, usually are falsehoods and errors relating to the person of Christ. The unction from the Holy One, alone can keep us from delusions. While we judge favourably of all who trust in Christ as the Divine Saviour, and obey his word, and seek to live in union with them, let us pity and pray for those who deny the Godhead of Christ, or his atonement, and the new-creating work of the Holy Ghost. Let us protest against such antichristian doctrine, and keep from them as much as we may.
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