2 John 1:11

11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

2 John 1:11 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work.
The Message Bible (MSG)
11 That would just give him a platform to perpetuate his evil ways, making you his partner.
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
11 Whoever greets him shares the evil things he's doing.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
11 for the one who says, "Welcome," to him shares in his evil works.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his evil work.

2 John 1:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 John 1:11

For he that biddeth him God speed
Wishes him well, and success in his ministry, or in a friendly and familiar way converses with him:

is partaker of his evil deeds;
he has fellowship with him, instead of reproving or shunning him, as he ought; he is an abettor of him in his principles, and so far joins in the propagation of them, and helps to spread them, and gives too much reason to think he is one with him in them.

2 John 1:11 In-Context

9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.
11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.
12 I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
13 The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.

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