1 John 2:17

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but hee that doeth the will of God, abideth for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The world is passing away, and {also} its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the world and its desires is coming to an end: but he who does God's pleasure is living for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And the world is passing, and its lust, but he that does the will of God abides for eternity.
- Darby Bible

And the world passeth away, and the lust of it: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
- Webster's Bible

And the world, with its cravings, is passing away, but he who does God's will continues for ever.
- Weymouth Bible

The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God's will remains forever.
- World English Bible

And the world schal passe, and the coueitise of it; but he that doith the wille of God, dwellith with outen ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the world doth pass away, and the desire of it, and he who is doing the will of God, he doth remain -- to the age.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:17


2:17 The world passeth away, and the desire thereof - That is, all that can gratify those desires passeth away with it. But he that doeth the will of God - That loves God, not the world. Abideth - In the enjoyment of what he loves, for ever.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:17


1Jo 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof. All things are transient, But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. He who does the will of God builds on eternal foundations.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Bruce
    Wayne: Joel 2:28 Prophesies of the Spirit being poured out upon man. That's repeated Acts 2:17. It's what happen a few Thousand years ago: Acts2:16. Last Days started in The Days of Christ. This World is growing more Darker and Evil Dailey. Reach The Lost, for The Trumpet will soon Sound.
  • Wayne
    Sara, when are the last days?
  • Sara
    Acts 2:17:
    “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:”
  • Wayne
    1 John 3:6- Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not, Whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.
  • 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 CORINTHIANS 13:8 FOR WE CAN DO NOTHING AGAINST THE TRUTH BUT FOR THE TRUTH *****PSALM 60:11 GIVE US HELP FROM TROUBLE FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN*****PSALM 33:15 HE FASHIONETH THEIR HEARTS ALIKE --- HE CONSIDERETH ALL THEIR WORKS ---
  • 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

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