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1 John 2:8

Context
NET ©

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you which is true in him 1  and in you, because 2  the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. 3 

NIV ©

Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

NASB ©

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.

NLT ©

Yet it is also new. This commandment is true in Christ and is true among you, because the darkness is disappearing and the true light is already shining.

MSG ©

On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you--the darkness on its way out and the True Light already blazing!

BBE ©

Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out.

NRSV ©

Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

NKJV ©

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.


KJV
Again
<3825>_,
a new
<2537>
commandment
<1785>
I write
<1125> (5719)
unto you
<5213>_,
which thing
<3739>
is
<2076> (5748)
true
<227>
in
<1722>
him
<846>
and
<2532>
in
<1722>
you
<5213>_:
because
<3754>
the darkness
<4653>
is past
<3855> (5731)_,
and
<2532>
the true
<228>
light
<5457>
now
<2235>
shineth
<5316> (5719)_.
NASB ©
On the other
<3825>
hand
<3825>
, I am writing
<1125>
a new
<2537>
commandment
<1785>
to you, which
<3739>
is true
<227>
in Him and in you, because
<3754>
the darkness
<4653>
is passing
<3855>
away
<3855>
and the true
<228>
Light
<5457>
is already
<2235>
shining
<5316>
.
GREEK
palin
<3825>
ADV
entolhn
<1785>
N-ASF
kainhn
<2537>
A-ASF
grafw
<1125> (5719)
V-PAI-1S
umin
<5213>
P-2DP
o
<3739>
R-ASN
estin
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-3S
alhyev
<227>
A-ASN
en
<1722>
PREP
autw
<846>
P-DSM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
en
<1722>
PREP
umin
<5213>
P-2DP
oti
<3754>
CONJ
h
<3588>
T-NSF
skotia
<4653>
N-NSF
paragetai
<3855> (5731)
V-PMI-3S
kai
<2532>
CONJ
to
<3588>
T-NSN
fwv
<5457>
N-NSN
to
<3588>
T-NSN
alhyinon
<228>
A-NSN
hdh
<2235>
ADV
fainei
<5316> (5719)
V-PAI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
On the other hand
<3825>
, I am writing
<1125>
a new
<2537>
commandment
<1785>
to you
<5213>
which
<3739>
is
<1510>
true
<227>
in
<1722>
him
<846>
and
<2532>
in
<1722>
you
<5213>
, because
<3754>
the darkness
<4653>
is passing away
<3855>
and
<2532>
the true
<228>
light
<5457>
is
<5316>
already
<2235>
shining
<5316>
.
NET ©

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you which is true in him 1  and in you, because 2  the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. 3 

NET © Notes

tn “In him” probably refers to Jesus Christ since the last third person pronoun in 2:6 referred to Jesus Christ and there is no indication in the context of a change in referent.

tn The clause beginning with ὅτι (Joti) is often taken as (1) epexegetical or (2) appositional to the commandment (ἐντολήν, entolhn) giving a further explanation or clarification of it. But the statement following the ὅτι is about light and darkness, and it is difficult to see how this has anything to do with the commandment, especially as the commandment is related to the “new commandment” of John 13:34 for believers to love one another. It is far more likely that (3) the ὅτι clause should be understood as causal, but this still does not answer the question of whether it offers the reason for writing the “new commandment” itself or the reason for the relative clause (“that is true in him and in you”). It probably gives the reason for the writing of the commandment, although R. E. Brown (Epistles of John [AB], 268) thinks it refers to both.

sn The reference to the darkness…passing away and the true light…already shining is an allusion to John 1:5, 1:9, and 8:12. Because the author sees the victory of light over darkness as something already begun, he is writing Jesus’ commandment to love one another to the readers as a reminder to (1) hold fast to what they have already heard (see 1 John 2:7) and (2) not be influenced by the teaching of the opponents.



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