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2 John 1:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I rejoice greatly that I have found [certain] of thy children walking in truth, even as we received commandment from the Father.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I was very glad to find [some] of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment [to do] from the Father.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I rejoiced greatly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received commandment from the Father.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I rejoiced exceedingly, in that I had found, from among thy children, such as were walking in truth, even as, a commandment, we received from the Father.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I rejoiced exceedingly that I have found of thy children walking in truth, even as a command we did receive from the Father;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I was exceeding glad that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I reioyced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in trueth, as wee haue receiued a commaundement from the Father.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— I have rejoiced much to have found of thy sons who walk in the truth, after the commandment we have received from the Father.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— I have rejoiced greatly, that I found [some] of thy children, who walked in the truth, as we have received commandment from the Father.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I rejoiced 5463
{5463} Prime
χαίρω
chairo
{khah'-ee-ro}
A primary verb; to be full of 'cheer', that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well.
z5644
<5644> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 13
greatly 3029
{3029} Prime
λίαν
lian
{lee'-an}
Of uncertain affinity; much (adverb).
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
I found 2147
{2147} Prime
εὑρίσκω
heurisko
{hyoo-ris'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary word εὕρω [[heuro]], {hyoo'-ro}; which (together with another cognate form, εὑρέω [[heureo]], {hyoo-reh'-o}) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively).
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
children 5043
{5043} Prime
τέκνον
teknon
{tek'-non}
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
walking 4043
{4043} Prime
περιπατέω
peripateo
{per-ee-pat-eh'-o}
From G4012 and G3961; to tread all around, that is, walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
truth, 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
as 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
we have received 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
a commandment 1785
{1785} Prime
ἐντολή
entole
{en-tol-ay'}
From G1781; injunction, that is, an authoritative prescription.
from 3844
{3844} Prime
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Father. 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 John 1:4

_ _ I found — probably in one of his missionary tours of superintendence. See on Introduction, at the end, and 2 John 1:12; 3 John 1:10, 3 John 1:14.

_ _ of thy children — some.

_ _ in truth — that is, in the Gospel truth.

_ _ as — even as. “The Father’s commandment” is the standard of “the truth.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 John 1:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 John 1:4

I found of thy children — Probably in their aunt's house, 2 John 1:13. Walking in the truth — In faith and love.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 John 1:4

(2) I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in (d) truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

(2) This true profession consists both in love towards one another which the Lord has commanded, and also especially in wholesome and sound doctrine, which also is delivered to us: for the commandment of God is a sound and sure foundation both of the rule of conduct and of doctrine, and these cannot be separated from one another,

(d) According as the truth directs them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
rejoiced:

Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? ... For ye are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you: ... Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
3 John 1:3-4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. ... I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in 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, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
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, and did turn many away from iniquity.
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
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: ... But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
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Ho 14:9. Mal 2:6. Ga 2:14. Ep 5:2, 8. Php 4:10. 1Th 2:19; 3:6. 1Jn 1:6; 2:6. 3Jn 1:3.

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