New Living Translation
Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining.
King James Bible
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
Darby Bible Translation
Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines.
World English Bible
Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines.
Young's Literal Translation
again, a new command I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness doth pass away, and the true light doth now shine;
1 John 2:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:8 Again, I do write a new commandment to you - Namely, with regard to loving one another. A commandment which, though it also was given long ago, yet is truly new in him and in you. It was exemplified in him, and is now fulfilled by you, in such a manner as it never was before. For there is no comparison between the state of the Old Testament believers, and that which ye now enjoy: the darkness of that dispensation is passed away; and Christ the true light now shineth in your hearts.
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.
The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!
1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you aren't in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don't belong to darkness and night.
1 John 3:23
And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.
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