The Lady Electa is commended for her virtuous and religious education of her children; is exhorted to abide in the doctrine of Christ, to persevere in the truth, and carefully to avoid the delusions of false teachers. - The apostle salutes the elect lady and her children. The book begins with a brief introduction in 2 John 1:1–3 to "the elect lady and her children." At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. John Chapter 1 John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. of May God bless such families more and more, and raise up many to copy their example. The strategic difference is that while 1 John has no specific individual or church specified to whom it was addressed, 2 John has a local group or house-church in mind (verse 1). Salem Media Group. 2 John 1:13 The children of your elect sister send you greetings. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. (7-11) And concludes. Proud member The way to gain the full reward is, to abide true to Christ, and constant in religion to the end. John calls the lady in 2 John “the elect” because she believed in Jesus Christ and was therefore saved; she was a member of the universal Church. Here is a summary and commentary on First John chapter two. What does 2 John chapter 1 mean? 2 John chapter 1 King James Version. We have arrived at the thought that the Word was one in nature with God. 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.. 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. 2 John Chapter 1. In contrast to (1 John 1:1), where John used a similar phrase (from the beginning), to refer to the starting point of Jesus’ ministry and gospel preaching, this phrase parallels (Genesis 1:1), where the same phrase is used. with. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 2 John 1 1 The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. The structure of John 2:1-11 is typical of a miracle story: the setting is established (verses 1-2), a need arises (verses 3-5), a miracle addresses that need (verses 6-8), and there is a response to that miracle (verses 9-11). (1-3) Express his joy in their faith and love. The same, that is, the Word who was God, existed before any act of creation, and in that existence was a person distinct from God. 2 John 1:1-13—Read the Bible online or download free. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete. How pleasing the contrast to numbers who spread irreligion, infidelity, and vice, among their children! 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. This epistle is like an abridgement of the first; it touches, in few words, on the same points. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. Pen and ink were means of strengthening and comforting others; but to see each other is more so. 1 John 2:1-2 Christ our Advocate. 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. (4-6) Cautions them against deceivers. 1 John 2:15 Or world, the Father’s love; 1 John 2:20 Some manuscripts and you know all things; Cross references. 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. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Yet it is more than a re-statement. All rights reserved. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 2 John 1 1 The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— 2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from … Those who love truth and piety in themselves, should love it in others; and the Christians loved this lady, not for her rank, but for her holiness. Some interpreters see the lady not as an individual but as a symbol of the church as a whole or of a local body of believers. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. Chapter Contents. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. NIV®. I ask that we love one another. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. The apostle salutes the elect lady and her children. In communion with them we find much of our present joy, and look forward to happiness for ever.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. It gave great joy to the apostle to see children treading in their parents' steps, and likely in their turn to support the gospel. 1 John 2:10 The Greek word for brother and sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in 3:10; 4:20, 21. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. Such a one is a deceiver and an antichrist; he deludes souls, and undermines the glory and kingdom of the Lord Christ. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. 2 John – Walking In the Truth “This epistle is more remarkable for the spirit of Christian love which it breathes than for anything else. 2 John Chapter 1 warns of following false prophets and associating with people who do not believe in the Scripture as the holy word of God.