1 John 2:15

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Loue not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loue the world, the loue of the Father is not in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- Basic English Bible

Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any one love the world, the love of the Father is not in him;
- Darby Bible

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loveth the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- Webster's Bible

Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If any one loves the world, there is no love in his heart for the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father's love isn't in him.
- World English Bible

Nyle ye loue the world, ne tho thingis that ben in the world. If ony man loueth the world, the charite of the fader is not in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Love not ye the world, nor the things in the world; if any one doth love the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:15


2:15 To you all, whether fathers, young men, or little children, I say, Love not the world - Pursue your victory by overcoming the world. If any man love the world - Seek happiness in visible things, he does not love God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:15


1Jo 2:15 Love not the world. An exhortation to all three classes just named in 1Jo 2:13,14. The love of the world and of God are not reconcilable. See PNT "Jas 4:4". Neither the things [that are] in the world. The ways of the world, its passions, pleasures and pursuits.

Discussion for 1 John 2:15

  • Christine for verse 15
    The Great Commission is to love one to love as Christ loved us clothing freedom by this day know you are my disciple usual yourtime show Christ to a dying world so whatever electronic you got uses it for the glory of God amen
  • Dr. Fresh for verse 15
    LOVE NOT THE WORLD: Do not be carried away by the ways, the order, the govt, the behaviour, and more importantly, the fashions of the world. All these are fleeting and temporal pleasures, which will all pass away. ...AND THE THINGS OF THE WORLD: The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. If your happiness comes from the things of the world, the moment it is taken away from you, the next moment you are down and sad. Happines comes from God. Seek HIm
  • Phillip Jarman for verse 15
    I believe it speaks of the worlds system that seeks to dominate and rule apart from acknowledging God as Soverign and his law the 10 commandments as supreme. The tower of Babel was an example of the world and it that sort of "world " exists today in the form of all human governments that seek to rule us without any thought of what God says.
  • Omonira Monday .T. for verse 15
    love not the world or the things of the world..... two things that God commands us not to love. 1. ' 'The world ' ',this describes the order,the fashion,the behaviour, and the government that makes up the world,Genesis 6 vs 5,12 2. "things in the world ",these are the evil elements that come out of "the world ".1st John 2:16,the lust of the flesh works of the flesh,Galatians 1:19 ,the list of the eye 2nd Peter 2:14,the pride of life,this involve power,riches,beauty,position etc. These are what the Bible described as mammon,that is why is a command from God that we should not love them but instead love God with all your hearth.Thank
  • Envaglist Akpobi Joseph for verse 15
    The first thing we must understand is that LOVE NOT THE WORLD OR ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO TH E WORLD is a COMMAND and who is the COMMAND given to ? 1. The COMMAND is given to those whose SINS are FORGIVEN 1 JOHN 2:12 2. The COMMAND is given to those who have DEFEATED the EVIL ONE 1 JOHN 2:13 3.The COMMAND iS given to those who KNOW the FATHER 1JOHN 2:14 MEANING THE COMMAND ' ' LOVE NOT THE LOVE WORLD OR ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO THE WORLD ' ' IS A COMMAND TO EVERY BELIEVE OR CHRISTIAN .....AND THEREFORE WE MUST HATE WHAT GOD HATES!!! The second thing we must also understand is that the COMMAND LOVE NOT THE WORLD OR ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO THE WORLD is not refering to the Human World 1JOHN 3:16 but Satan 's System of ruling 1JOHN 5 :19 MARANATHA!!!!!!!! REPENT! AND LOVE NOT THE WORLD OR ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO THE WORLD BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING VERY QUICK REVELATION 1:7
  • love for The Father is my love for Him love of The Father is His love in me. This is in 1John 2:15 'love of The Father "seems a better translation!...

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