2 John 1:5
Modern Translations
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.

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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
Now I ask you, lady, not as if I were writing to you a new commandment, but [simply reminding you of] the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love and unselfishly seek the best for one another.

Christian Standard Bible
So now I ask 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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friend, I am not writing to tell you and your children to do something you have not done before. I am writing to tell you to love each other, which is the first thing you were told to do.

Good News Translation
And so I ask you, dear Lady: let us all love one another. This is no new command I am writing you; it is the command which we have had from the beginning.

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.

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.
Classic Translations
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.

New King James Version
And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have 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.

New Heart English Bible
And now I ask 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.

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.

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.

A Faithful Version
And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I am writing a new commandment to you, but that which we have observed 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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And nowe beseeche I thee, Lady, (not as writing a newe commandement vnto thee, but that same which we had from the beginning) that we loue one another.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And nowe beseche I thee Lady, not as though I wrote a newe commaundement vnto thee: but that same which we haue had from the begynnyng, that we shoulde loue one another.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And now lady I beseke the (not as though I wrote a new commaundement vnto the, but the same which we haue had from the begynnynge) that we loue one another.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And nowe beseche I the lady not as though I wrote a newe commaundement vnto the but that same which we had fro the begynninge that we shuld love one another.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and now I implore you, lady, not as writing to you a new command, but which we had from the beginning, that we may 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.

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,

Smith's Literal Translation
And now I entreat thee, mistress, not as writing a new command, but what we had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

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

Catholic Translations
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.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And now I petition you, Lady, not as if writing a new commandment to you, but instead that commandment which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.

Translations from Aramaic
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.

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

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
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.

Godbey New Testament
And now I entreat thee, O Cyria, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another with divine love.

Haweis New Testament
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.

Mace New Testament
and now, my lady, I beg our love may be mutual, since what I write, is no new prescription, but what was originally enjoin'd.

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.

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

Worsley New Testament
And now I beseech thee, Lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we may love one another.








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