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

  • Isaiah 30
    Born into sin .. free will.. will you contort and manipulate the faith and word to adhere and conform to this world or pick up your cross and seek christ in this dark corrupt deceptive world? Light shines in darkness but darkness will never comprehend
  • Judeth of the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin
    Understand what thou read? Rom. 12:1-2 Rom. 9:4 Who are Israelites True church of God is ICGJC the Israelites are a body of people in Acts 7:37-38. John 10:23 Christ celebrated Hanukkah not Christmas He spoke against It in Jeremiah 10 Chapter But God has given his chosen people his ordained Feasts in Leviticus Ch. 23. And Salvation is only for the Jews John 4:22-24! 1 Peter 4:11 Rom. 3:2
  • Steve morrow
    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 16 for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the FATHER but is of the world 17 and the world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth forever
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:9 he that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now 10 he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him
  • Irene123
    As to acknowledging who Jesus was - the angel in Matt. 1:23 confirmed it " ..... his name shall be called ..... Emmanuel ..... " (God with us."), Jn. 1:14; 2Tim. 3:16.
  • Irene123
    Thomas, a Jew like Jesus (Deut. 6:4), also acknowledged who Jesus was, " My Lord and my God." Just as Peter said Jesus was the CHRIST (the anointed one).

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