1 John 2:26

26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.

1 John 2:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
ESV
26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
NLT
26 I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray.
MSG
26 I've written to warn you about those who are trying to deceive you.
CSB
26 I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.

1 John 2:26 Meaning and Commentary

1 John 2:26

These [things] have I written unto you
The little children, who were most likely to be imposed upon by antichrists and deceivers:

concerning them that seduce you.
The Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render it, "for them that seduce you"; not that they were actually seduced and carried away with the error of the wicked; for though God's elect may be staggered and waver, and be tossed to and fro by false teachers, and their doctrines, yet they cannot be totally and finally deceived: but the sense is, these men endeavoured to seduce them: they lay in wait to deceive, and attempted to deceive them, by walking in craftiness, and handling the word of God deceitfully; and therefore that they might be known, and so shunned and avoided, the apostle points them out, and shows who they are; that they are such who deny that Jesus is the Christ, and do not own neither the Father nor the Son; in doing which he acted the part of a tender Father, a faithful shepherd, and a careful monitor.

1 John 2:26 In-Context

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.
27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 John 3:7; 2 John 7