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.
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.
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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which thing is true in him and in you - It is true that Christ loved the world so well as to lay down his life for it; and it was true in them, in all his faithful followers at that time, who were ready to lay down their lives for the testimony of Jesus. There is a saying in Synopsis Sohar, p. 94, n. 51, that may cast some light on this passage: That way in which the just have walked, although it be Old, yet may be said to be New in the love of the righteous. The love that the righteous bear to God and to each other is a renewal of the commandment.
The darkness is past - The total thick darkness of the heathen world, and the comparative darkness of the Mosaic dispensation, are now passing away; and the pure and superior light of Christianity is now diffusing its beams everywhere. He does not say that the darkness was all gone by, but παραγεται, it is passing away; he does not say that the fullness of the light had appeared, but ηδη φαινει, it is now shining and will shine more and more to the perfect day; for the darkness passes away in proportion as the light shines and increases.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.'--1 John ii. 14. 'What am I going to be?' is the question that presses upon young people stepping out of the irresponsibilities of childhood into youth. But, unfortunately, the question is generally supposed to be answered when they have fixed upon a trade or profession. It means, rightly taken, a great deal more than that. 'What am I going to make of myself?' 'What …
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The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:5
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
1 John 3:23
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
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