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 2:17

  • John madden for verse 17
    Not every body crying lord lord but those who do the will of god..will inherit eternal life .
  • Unpronouncible for verse 17
    Directed at all of us, but especially those destined to reign with Christ and crush Satan 's head. Enough is enough. We see how THEY 'd enemy rules... His son is about to show all how his father rules... When he slams the enemy in dense darkness reserved for him and his demons. He wars against the remaining seeds on earth right up till now, be he can never win. He no longer belongs of JHWH, but seeks to destroy them that do, just as he sought to destroy Jesus. We know the outcome then. We now the outcome now! Wake up, and stay on the watch!
  • This world is going to pass away so it is very important not to love the world or the things in the world. We need to make sure of what the will of God truly is and make sure that we are doing that will. This is a matter of whether we pass away with the world or we live forever.
  • AKINYEDE BABATUNDE for verse 17
    what this verse is telling us is that,this world,the people living in it, all the activities going on in it will surely come to an end one day,the bible made us to realize that relationship or oneness with world is Gods enimity,those that love this world and the worldly activities going on in it then forsake God will perish with the world,because God has determine to consume it with fire, after the arrival of jesus the 2nd time, and they will remain in hell with the devil forever, but those who seperated themselves to do the will of God to follow his commandments right here on earth will reign with him(God) forever, the bible made us to realize that when these has happened that the world has p***ed away, there will come a new earth nd a new heaven where those who did the will of God will abide forever and live forever.
  • It seems clear to me that this verse indicates that the believer, in fact, lives forever--beginning at the moment of the new birth. If we actually receive the gift of eternal life at salvation, then, eternal life dwells inside us. Oh death, where is thy sting? We do not have to taste death because we have eaten from the tree of life (Jesus). It is strange how much people will fight against believing in eternal life beginning now. I think people resist because they don't think they can live up to believing they never have to die. Most people are sick with something, so, they feel that if they get sick, how are they going to live forever. Eternal life is a gift from God, it is not anything we do. However, we do have to accept it by faith.

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