5 His mother saith unto … Whether John was writing to “an elect lady”—i.e., a real person—or a church is a more difficult problem to assess. (2 h.) Practical direction (2John 1:10-11). 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. 2 John Themes. 1 * Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples), * 3 he left Judea and returned to Galilee.. 13 All the saints greet you. (2 a.) The result of the error would be loss of the fellowship with the Father and the Son in truth and love. (Comp. 2 John 1:2 because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: It is interesting that … For John, the basics of Christianity are summarized by adherence to the truth (verse 4), love (verse 5), and obedience (verse 6). From the base of timoria; a child. CHAPTER 4. Which we (or, ye) have wrought.--Their faith, hope, love, and the growth of the Christian graces. ), (2 d.) This is the commandment.--The sum of all God's commandments for us is this: that we should be doers of the word which we have heard since first Christ began to fulfil the Law and the Prophets, and not of any other. Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 4 f In him was life, 1 and g the life was the light of men. (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of. What does John 4:2 mean? (4) I rejoiced . John 2:4. The Revised Version is certainly right in rendering εὕρηκα "I have found" rather than "I found;" and it is probably right in rendering ἐχάρην "I rejoice" rather than "I rejoiced." I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children — That is, some of thy children; walking in truth — In a manner agreeable to the gospel. Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Singular. Here it means that the writer is a leader in the church. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: y every spirit that confesses that z Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit a that does not confess Jesus is not from God. . 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark. Matthew 7:28; Matthew 16:12; Matthew 22:33; Mark 1:22; Mark 4:2; Mark 12:38; John 8:31; Acts 2:42; Acts 5:28.). 2 John 1:4. If any interpret the exhortations to love in the Epistles of St. John too liberally, or by too low a measure, this passage is a wholesome corrective. The Samaritan Woman. St. John was dealing with facts. The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all … - I rejoice greatly that I have found (certain) of thy children walking in truth. It has only thirteen verses. . Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow. (Comp. (Comp. 2 John 1:4. Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural. Presumably the Christian community to which he wrote knew who he was. (Comp. This is . Confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.--Rather, confess not Jesus Christ coming in flesh. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well. Verse 4. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. Galatians 3:1-4; Galatians 4:11.). Purpose of Writing: The Book of 2 John is an urgent plea that the readers of John’s letter should show their love for God and His son Jesus by obeying the commandment to love each other and live their lives in obedience to the Scriptures. Walking in truth.--Comp. St. Paul held the same view (Romans 16:17; Galatians 1:8-9; Titus 3:10-11; and, in regard to morals, 1Corinthians 5:11; 1Corinthians 16:22). Look at it, when you go home, and you will find it so. When Jesus reprimands Mary, calling her "woman" (gunai) rather than "mother" (meter), He implies that He is not conforming to her authority but acting under His Heavenly Father's authority.This statement establishes that Mary, even as His physical mother, has no authority over Jesus, destroying any belief that urges us to pray to Mary to intercede for us. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. 1John 2:19; 1John 4:1. This is a quirk of translating from one language to another. 1John 4:2-3.) Early Christians received the second epistle of John from the aged apostle in the latter quarter of the first century. (7) Deceivers.--"Those who cause others to wander." (2 100) (6) The attitude of love in general, whether towards God or man, is best defined and described as "walking after God's commandments." 4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth,(A) just as the Father commanded us. Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural. 1 John 4 New International Version << 1 John 3 | 1 John 4 | 1 John 5 >> The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Antichrist. It could mean that the people respected him as amature man. Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? He referred to himself as "the elder" and is certainly the last apostle living at the time. 1John 2:26; 1John 4:1-6; 1Timothy 4:1.). It could meanthat the person was old. John 2:4. 2 Cor 13:13. For their protection the Presbyter forbids … (2 b.) As we have received a commandment.--That is, walking according to the revelation of God's will in Christ Jesus. 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. 1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? But the writer was an *elder overall the churches in a large area.Much of this letter is like John’s first letter. Colossians 3:24; Galatians 4:2.). What does John 2:4 mean? You. 1John 4:7; 1John 4:16. Book Summary The second epistle emphasizes truth. (10) If there come.--The construction implies that it was the case. (5) Love is the Christian's moral disposition of mind, which embraces all other virtues and graces. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. 4 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 John Themes × Go Go. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc. An authoritative prescription. (Comp. Walk in truth (1–4) Love others and obey God (5–6) Beware false teachers (7–11) Look forward to a visit (12–13) More pages related to 2 John. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob … 2Timothy 3:6.). 4 Jesus saith unto her, a Woman, what have I to do with thee? Here are my notes on the verses from 2 John: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT: The very short… John 8:12; 1John 1:6-7; 1John 2:6; 3John 1:3-4. The Book of 2 John is also a strong warning to be on the lookout for deceivers who were going about saying that Christ had not actually risen in the flesh. There are act… But, as short as it is, it is full of important things, and I think the verse I have just read is one of them. ), The doctrine of Christ.--That which Christ taught. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] In modern English, Jesus' response to His mother comes across as blunt, even rude. 2 Tim 1:4. 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. This doctrine.--See 2John 1:9. ALL. It implies humility, because it distrusts itself, relies on God, and thinks more of the other than of itself. From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. For Sunday, January 6 we’re studying two somewhat similarly-themed texts: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 and 2 John 4-11. Confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 1 Jn 4:2. .--Rather, the deceiver, and the antichrist--i.e., among all the human errors by which the influence of the Evil One is manifested, this is the most destructive. 4 Beloved, t do not believe every spirit, but u test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for v many w false prophets x have gone out into the world. Themes By Chapter. John The Word Became Flesh. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular. .--Comp. The highest sort of Christian brotherly love--love, that is, in its fulness and truth--can only find reciprocity in the same atmosphere of Christ, on the same basis, and in the same characteristics. All development from what He said, or from what we have repeated from Him is disobedience and error. 1John 2:24.). Quick outline of 2 John. NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. (Comp. The elect lady and her children refers to a particular local church at some distance from the community where the author is living at the time. The, the definite article. It looks like the idiomatic "epistolary aorist," of which we have had probable instances in 1 John 2:21 and 26. (Comp. 4 longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy. There are three ways that we can use the word ‘*elder’. Beloved Children, The book from which my text is taken, is the shortest in the Bible. In, on, among. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." 2 John – Walking In the Truth “This epistle is more remarkable for the spirit of Christian love which it breathes than for anything else. And his reason is evidently chiefly the religious welfare of the matron and her family. It implies faith, because it is founded on Christian principle, and can only be tested by a right belief. (11) Is partaker of his evil deeds.--Condones his false doctrine; puts himself in a position to accept it; shares the guilt of his disloyalty by sympathising with him; and in this way lowers his whole moral standard, doing an injury to "God, Christ, the Church, the truth, individual communities, and his own soul." 1 John 1:4. Each localchurch had its leaders who were the ‘elders’. New International Version (NIV). prudent, and he shall know them? I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children — That is, some of thy children; walking in truth — In a manner agreeable to the gospel. It implies unselfishness, because it desires the good of the other for his own sake and God's. The appearance of deceivers is the reason for this warning against false progress. (Comp. 5 And now I ask you, dear lady— # 1 John 2:7 not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning— # See 1 John 3:11 that we love one another. As we will argue for 1 John and have argued for the Gospel, the place of writing was probably Ephesus. [2] "Every spirit which confesseth": Not that the confession of this point of faith alone, is, at all times, and in all cases, sufficient; but that with relation to that time, and for that part of the Christian doctrine, which was then particularly to be confessed, taught, and maintained … 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 2 John 4King James Version (KJV) 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. An ordinance, injunction, command, law. John 13:14; John 15:12; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 5:2; 1Peter 4:8; 1John 3:11; 1John 3:23; 1John 4:7; 1John 4:21.). It might have been thought that love would be a vague immeasurable feeling, differing chiefly in intensity; but the Christian disposition which is described as love is that practical and enlightened result of faith which naturally acts and expresses itself by following God's will in all things. All rights reserved worldwide. (John 4:23-24, NIV) "The woman said, 'I know that Messiah' (called Christ) 'is coming. I rejoice greatly that I have found (certain) of thy children walking in truth. I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but … He is proportionately anxious that they should not go beyond it through evil influences. 2 He was in the beginning with God. (Comp. Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Matthew 21:9; 1Timothy 1:18; 1Timothy 5:24; 2Timothy 3:7; 2Timothy 3:14; Titus 1:9. Of thy children.--Probably those met at home. From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. Romans 1:8; 1Corinthians 1:4; 2Corinthians 1:3; Ephesians 1:3; Philippians 1:3; Colossians 1:3. The vast bulk of NT scholars prefer the view that the author is writing to a church. The case supplies an important instruction in the theory of Christian social conduct. mine hour is not yet come. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. (8) Look to yourselves.--For the triple "we" in this verse, read "ye." 2 John 4. The Greek implies the idea only, without reference to time. The Second Epistle of John, often referred to as Second John and often written 2 John or II John, is a book of the New Testament attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the other two epistles of John, and the Gospel of John (though this is disputed). Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! In applying this teaching to modern times we should remember (1) that St. John is only speaking of those who deliberately deprave the doctrine of Christ in its great outlines; (2) that there may be much in ourselves, in our systems, in our quarrels, in our incrustations of divine truth, in our want of the sense of proportion in dealing with divine things, which may have hindered others from receiving Christ. NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible. John the Baptist was baptizing so many people that having enough room in the water was a concern (John 3:23). 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. (Comp. According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. Progression beyond Christ's teaching, a sign of the absence of God; refusal to go beyond His lines a proof of the presence of Father and Son. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. It implies purity, because it is modelled on the love of God, and has abjured the old man. Although it would be possible to love unbelievers, in the sense of earnestly desiring that they might come to a knowledge of the truth, it would be wrong--for sincere Christians it would be impossible--to hold out to them the right hand of fellowship. Those who adopt such errors are the most fatal deceivers and opponents of Christ and truth. He means those who deliberately altered the Apostolic teaching. A child, descendent, inhabitant. Not as though.--See the Notes on 1John 2:7-8; 1John 3:11. Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because. …, 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: …. The overall theme of 2 John closely parallels 1 John’s theme of a “recall to the fundamentals of the faith” or “back to the basics of Christianity” (verses 4-6). From kata and hos; just as, that. Notes on 2 Thessalonians are in a separate post. Receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.--These are no terms of ordinary politeness, which the Apostle does not forbid, but terms of close Christian intimacy and spiritual communion, the deliberate cultivation of personal acquaintance, fraternal intercourse. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 2 John 1:4 I rejoice greatly that I have found (2J iiJ 2Jn ii jn 2 jo). The false teaching present among them is a spiritualizing christology that may tempt some members to discount teachings about the incarnation and death of Jesus the Christ; cf. Jesus saith unto her, woman Calling her "woman", as it was no ways contrary to her being a virgin, ( Galatians 4:4) , so it was no mark of disrespect; it being an usual way of speaking with the Jews, when they showed the greatest respect to the person spoken to; and was used by our Lord when he addressed his mother with the greatest tenderness, and strongest affection, ( John 19:26) . 2 John 13-1 Peter 5:13. JOHN 4:1-3 1 Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4 He had to * pass through Samaria. The expression would include both those who denied that Jesus was the Messiah, and those who, for Gnostic theories, held Him to be only a phantom, declaring the Incarnation to be an impossibility. 2 John is being written to warn a “sister” congregation some distance away of the missionary efforts of the secessionist false teachers, and the dangers of wel… 1 a In the beginning was b the Word, and c the Word was with God, and d the Word was God. See How They All Connect. 2 Tim 4:21 Especially dangerous would it be for the matron and her family. The ground of his love for the matron and her family was that they held to the truth. A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. He is not speaking of those who had never heard or been instructed in the doctrine of Christ; they would be less dangerous. 4 # 3 John 3, 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. (9) Transgresseth.--Rather, goeth beyond. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. (Comp. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 1 John 4:2 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: y every spirit that confesses that z Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, Read more Share Copy The "many deceivers" mentioned in 2 John 1:1:7 stand in this letter opposed to the "certain of thy children walking in the truth," as mentioned in 2 John 1:1:4, with the possible interpretation that both those walking faithfully and the deceivers were children of a single congregation. 2Corinthians 6:16.). Chapter 1. Entered into the world.--Comp. confess not Jesus Christ coming in flesh. Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. A full reward.--The diminution of the reward would be in proportion to the gravity of the error. (2 e.) The appearance of deceivers is the reason for this warning against false progress (2John 1:7). At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] The sudden increase in Jesus' ministry would have attracted attention from the Pharisees. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out. Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity. The reward would be the peace of God which passeth all understanding, the blessed stability, firmness, and joy which truth and love communicate. (John 4:13-14, NIV) "A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'. 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