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

  • 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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