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2 John 1:2

    2 John 1:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of this true knowledge which is in us, and will be with us for ever:

    Webster's Revision

    for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever:

    World English Bible

    for the truth's sake, which remains in us, and it will be with us forever:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for the truth's sake which abideth in us, and it shall be with us for ever:

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 John 1:2

    For the truth's sake - On account of the Gospel.

    Which dwelleth in us - By the grace which it has proclaimed.

    And shall be with us - For God will preserve not only the Christian religion but its truth, all its essential doctrines for ever. And they that abide in the truth shall go whither that truth leads, i.e. to glory. The Armenian has a strange reading here: "For the truth's sake which dwelleth in us, because it is also with you; and ye shall be with us for ever." But this is supported by no other version, nor by any MS.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 John 1:2

    For the truth's sake - They love this family because they love the truth, and see it so cordially embraced and so happily exemplified. Those who love the gospel itself will rejoice in all the effects which it produces in society, on individuals, families, neighborhoods, and their hearts will be drawn with warm affection to the places where its influence is most fully seen.

    Which dwelleth in us - In us who are Christians; that is, the truths of the gospel which we have embraced. Truth may be said to have taken up a permanent abode in the hearts of all who love religion.

    And shall be with us for ever - Its abode with us is not for a night or a day; not for a month or a year; not for the few years that make up mortal life; it is not a passing stranger that finds a lodging like the weary traveler for a night, and in the morning is gone to be seen no more; it has come to us to make our hearts its permanent home, and it is to be with us in all worlds, and while ceaseless ages shall roll away.