1 John 2:21
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English Standard Version
I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

I have not written (οὐκ ἔγραψα)

Or, I wrote not. See on 1 John 2:13.

1 John 2:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

because ye know not.

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

Proverbs 9:8,9 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you...

Romans 15:14,15 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge...

2 Peter 1:12 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them...

Cross References
John 8:44
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 18:37
Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world--to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."

James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

2 Peter 1:12
Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.

1 John 3:19
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;

Jude 1:5
Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

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