New Living Translation
So I am writing to you not because you don't know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:21 I have written - Namely, 1Jo 2:13. To you because ye know the truth - That is, to confirm you in the knowledge ye have already. Ye know that no lie is of the truth - That all the doctrines of these antichrists are irreconcilable to it.
LibraryThe Witness of the Spirit
Discourse I "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16 1. How many vain men, not understanding what they spake, neither whereof they affirmed, have wrested this Scripture to the great loss if not the destruction of their souls! How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God, and thence idly presumed they were the children of God while they were doing the works of the devil! These are truly and properly …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
A Bundle of Myrrh
In Him: Like Him
What God is to Us.
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Pilate said, "So you are a king?" Jesus responded, "You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true."
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
2 Peter 1:12
Therefore, I will always remind you about these things--even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught.
1 John 3:19
Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.
So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful.
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