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1 John 2:6

    1 John 2:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who says that he is living in him, will do as he did.

    Webster's Revision

    he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

    World English Bible

    he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

    Definitions for 1 John 2:6

    Ought - Any one; any thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 2:6

    Abideth in him - He who not only professes to have known Christ, but also that he has communion with him, and abides in his favor, should prove the truth of his profession by walking as Christ walked; living a life of devotion and obedience to God, and of benevolence and beneficence to his neighbor. Thus Christ walked; and he has left us an example that we should follow his steps.

    To be in Christ, 1 John 2:5, is to be converted to the Christian faith, and to have received the remission of sins. To abide in Christ, 1 John 2:6, is to continue in that state of salvation, growing in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 2:6

    He that saith, he abideth in him - Greek, "remains" in him; that is, abides or remains in the belief of his doctrines, and in the comfort and practice of religion. The expression is one of those which refer to the intimate union between Christ and his people. A great variety of phrase is employed to denote that. For the meaning of this word in John, see the notes at 1 John 3:6.

    Ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked - Ought to live and act as he did. If he is one with him, or professes to be united to him, he ought to imitate him in all things. Compare John 13:15. See also the notes at 1 John 1:6.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 John 2:6

    2:6 He that saith he abideth in him - which implies a durable state; a constant, lasting knowledge of, and communion with, him. Ought himself - Otherwise they are vain words. So to walk, even as he walked - In the world. As he, are words that frequently occur in this epistle. Believers having their hearts full of him, easily supply his name.