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2 John 1

 

 

Introduction
1He exhorts a certain honourable matron, with her children, to persevere in Christian love and belief,
8lest they lose the reward of their former profession;
10and to have nothing to do with those seducers that bring not the true doctrine of Christ Jesus.

Verse 1
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
A. D. 90. A. M. 4094.* elder
1 Peter 5:1; 3 John 1:1
the elect lady
5,13; Luke 1:3; Ephesians 1:4,5; 1 Thessalonians 1:3,4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14; 1 Peter 1:2
whom
2,3; 1 Peter 1:22,23; 1 John 3:18; 3 John 1:1
known
John 8:32; Galatians 2:5,14; 3:1; 5:7; Colossians 1:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 2:4; Hebrews 10:26; 1 John 2:21

Verse 2
For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
the truth's
1 Corinthians 9:23; 2 Corinthians 4:5
which
John 15:7; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:5; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 1 John 2:14,17

Verse 3
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
Grace
Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:2
be
Gr. shall be. the Son.
1 John 2:23,24; 4:10
in truth
1; Zechariah 8:19; Galatians 5:6; 1 Timothy 1:14; 2 Timothy 1:13

Verse 4
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
rejoiced
Philippians 4:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:19,20; 3:6-10; 3 John 1:3,4
walking
Hosea 14:9; Malachi 2:6; Galatians 2:14; Ephesians 5:2,8; 1 John 1:6,7; 2:6

Verse 5
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.
not
1 John 2:7,8; 3:11
that we
John 13:34,35; 15:12; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22,23; 4:8; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 3:14-18,23; 4:7-12,20

Verse 6
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
this is love
John 14:15,21; 15:10,14; Romans 13:8,9; Galatians 5:13,14; 1 John 5:3,15
This is the
5; 1 John 2:24

Verse 7
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
many
2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:18-22; 4:1
who
John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 4:2; Revelation 12:9; 13:14
This is
1 John 2:22; 4:3

Verse 8
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Look
Matthew 24:4,24,25; Mark 13:5,6,9,23; Luke 21:8; Hebrews 12:15; Revelation 3:11
that we lose
Galatians 3:4; 4:11; Philippians 2:15,16; 3:16; Hebrews 10:32,35; Revelation 3:11
wrought
or, gained. "Some copies read, which ye have gained, but that ye receive, etc."
that we receive
Daniel 12:3; John 4:36; 1 Corinthians 3:8,14; 15:8

Verse 9
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
abideth not
John 15:6; 1 John 2:22-24
the doctrine
John 7:16,17; Acts 2:42; Colossians 3:16; Titus 2:10; Hebrews 6:1
hath not
Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 5:23; 14:6
He that
Hebrews 3:14
he hath
1 John 1:3

Verse 10
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
come
11; Romans 16:17,18; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 16:22; Galatians 1:8,9; 2 Timothy 3:5,6; Titus 3:10
neither
Genesis 24:12; Psalms 129:8

Verse 11
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
partaker
Psalms 50:18; Ephesians 5:11; 1 Timothy 5:22; Revelation 18:4

Verse 12
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
many
John 16:12
I would
3 John 1:13
I trust
Romans 15:24; 1 Corinthians 16:5-7; Philemon 1:22; Hebrews 13:19,23
face to face
Gr. mouth to mouth.
Numbers 12:8
that
John 15:11; 16:24; 17:13; 2 Timothy 1:4; 1 John 1:4
our
or, your.

Verse 13
The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
1; 1 Peter 5:13

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 John 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-john-1.html.


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