1 John 2:19-21
The Passion Translation
19 For even though they were once a part of us, they withdrew from us because they were never really of our number. For if they had truly belonged to us they would have continued with us.[a] By leaving our community of believers they made it obvious that they never really belonged to us.[b]Read full chapter
- 1 John 2:19 The Aramaic can be translated “they would have clung to us” or “remained tied to us.”
- 1 John 2:19 Or “all of them do not belong to us.” Apparently they were not thrown out of the church or excommunicated but left of their own accord. See also 1 John 4:5.
- 1 John 2:20 Or “you [have the capacity to] know all things.”
- 1 John 2:21 Jesus is the new reality and the truth. See John 14:6.