1 John 2:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 John 2:24, NIV: 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.

1 John 2:24, ESV: Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 2:24, KJV: Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

1 John 2:24, NASB: As for you, see that what you heard from the beginning remains in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 2:24, NLT: So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father.

1 John 2:24, CSB: What you have heard from the beginning is to remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father.

What does 1 John 2:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

John appeals to the message these believers had first accepted. The original message they had received was the true gospel; this is to abide or remain in them. John's focus on the importance of "beginnings" is evident in this letter (1 John 1:1; 2:7, 13, 14, 24; 3:8, 11). The claims of false teachers are not to be rejected simply because they are new, but because they don't agree with the original message John and other early church leaders proclaimed.

John also adds that those who reject the message of these antichrists can continue in fellowship with God. Accepting these false teachings will destroy the relationship we are supposed to have with Christ. Unlike the antichrists or false teachers who did not abide, these believers did remain faithful. They "abided" in the Son and the Father. They did not reject one or the other, but remained true in their beliefs regarding both God the Son and God the Father.