|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. |
|Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. |
|Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. |
|2 John 1:9 |
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (2 Jn 9). Nashville: Word Pub.
"Transgresses" (Gk. parabainō, lit. "run ahead of" or "go before") was used by John sarcastically to criticize the teachers who claimed they had advanced knowledge of Jesus Christ and thus appeared to "run ahead" of the truth spiritually.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (2 Jn 9). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.