2 John 1:4
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English Standard Version
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

King James Bible
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

American Standard Version
I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was exceeding glad, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

English Revised Version
I rejoice greatly that I have found certain of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
It is an intense joy to me to have found some of your children living true Christian lives, in obedience to the command which we have received from the Father.

2 John 1:4 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Irejoiced

Expressions of thankful joy are common in the Pauline salutations. See Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Philemon.

Greatly (λίαν)

The word is found in John's writings only here and 3 John 1:3.

I found (εὕρηκα)

See on John 1:41. Rev., I have found.

Of thy children (ἐκ τῶν τέκνων)

The rendering is obscure. Rev., rightly, supplies certain. Compare John 16:17.

In truth (ἐν ἀληθείᾳ)

Compare 3 John 1:3. See on 1 John 1:8.

2 John 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

rejoiced.

Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again; wherein you were also careful...

1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming...

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity...

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

walking.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

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...

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

Ephesians 5:2,8 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

1 John 1:6,7 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth...

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:6
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

3 John 1:3
For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

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