1 John 2:21
Good News Translation
I write you, then, not because you do not know the truth; instead, it is because you do know it, and you also know that no lie ever comes from the truth.

Contemporary English Version
I did not need to write you about the truth, since you already know it. You also know that liars do not belong to the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have not written to you as to them that know not the truth, but as to them that know it: and that no lie is of the truth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have not written to you as to them that know not the truth, but as to them that know it: and that no lie is of the truth.

because ye know not.

Proverbs 1:5 He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings.

Proverbs 9:8,9 Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it. . . .

Romans 15:14,15 And I myself also, my brethren, am assured of you that you also are full of love, replenished with all knowledge, so that you are able to admonish one another. . . .

2 Peter 1:12 For which cause, I will begin to put you always in remembrance of these things: though indeed you know them and are confirmed in the present truth.

Context
Beware of Antichrists
20But you have the unction from the Holy One and know all things. 21I have not written to you as to them that know not the truth, but as to them that know it: and that no lie is of the truth. 22Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son.…
Cross References
John 8:44
You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

John 18:37
Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

James 1:19
You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

2 Peter 1:12
For which cause, I will begin to put you always in remembrance of these things: though indeed you know them and are confirmed in the present truth.

1 John 3:19
In this we know that we are of the truth and in his sight shall persuade our hearts.

Jude 1:5
I will therefore admonish you, though ye once knew all things, that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, did afterwards destroy them that believed not.

Additional Translations
I have not written to you because you lack knowledge of the truth, but because you have it, and because no lie comes from the truth.

I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because any lie is not of the truth.

I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

I have not written to you because ye do not know the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

I have not written to you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

I have written to you, not because you are ignorant of the truth, but because you know it, and you know that nothing false comes from the truth.

I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

I did not write to you because ye have not known the truth, but because ye have known it, and because no lie is of the truth.
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