1 John 2:16

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because everything in the world, the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but of the world.
- Basic English Bible

because 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.
- Darby Bible

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 from the Father, but is from the world.
- Webster's Bible

For the things in the world--the cravings of the earthly nature, the cravings of the eyes, the show and pride of life--they all come, not from the Father, but from the world.
- Weymouth Bible

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn't the Father's, but is the world's.
- World English Bible

For al thing that is in the world, is coueitise of fleisch, and coueitise of iyen, and pride of lijf, which is not of the fadir, but it is of the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

because all that [is] in the world -- the desire of the flesh, and the desire of the eyes, and the ostentation of the life -- is not of the Father, but of the world,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:16


2:16 The desire of the flesh - Of the pleasure of the outward senses, whether of the taste, smell, or touch. The desire of the eye - Of the pleasures of imagination, to which the eye chiefly is subservient; of that internal sense whereby we relish whatever is grand, new, or beautiful. The pride of life - All that pomp in clothes, houses, furniture, equipage, manner of living, which generally procure honour from the bulk of mankind, and so gratify pride and vanity. It therefore directly includes the desire of praise, and, remotely, covetousness. All these desires are not from God, but from the prince of this world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:16


1Jo 2:16 For all that [is] in the world. This sinful world is comprehended under three heads. The lust of the flesh. The desires which spring from the appetites and passions. The lust of the eyes. The desires that are aroused by appeals made to our eyes. The pride of life. The vain glory of the world; its foolish display. Sensuality, avarice and pride, nearly but not quite, illustrate what is meant.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:4 HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM 1 CORINTHIANS 14:34 LET YOUR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE IN THE CHURCHES FOR IT IS NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK BUT --- THEY ARE COMMANDED --- TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE AS ALSO SAITH THE LAW 1 TIMOTHY 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 2:10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NONE OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM JOHN 1:4 IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN 1:5 AND THE LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED IT NOT
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:28 AND NOW LITTLE CHILDREN ABIDE IN HIM THAT WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE AND NOT BE ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT HIS COMING 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS--- BORN OF HIM --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS --- THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Felicia
    Omprakash - 1st John, 2nd John and 3rd John are the epistles of John. They were written by the apostle John. He also wrote the gospel of John.
  • Wayne
    Judith of the seed of Abraham the tribe of Benjamin, you need to read John 4:21, along with 4:22-24. Will clear things up for you. GB
  • Bruce
    Roy: John wrote John and Peter wrote Peter. I sent a post before, the one above you the content don't look familiar to me so that's confusing? His Salvation is the best thing ever happened to me! When I was in Church before I was Saved I couldn't wait to hear Amen, finally time to leave!

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