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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now, little children, abide in him, that when hee shall appeare, wee may haue confidence, and not bee ashamed before him at his comming.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now, `my' little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, my children, keep your hearts in him; so that at his revelation, we may have no fear or shame before him at his coming.
- Basic English Bible

And now, children, abide in him, that if he be manifested we may have boldness, and not be put to shame from before him at his coming.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

And now, dear children, continue in union with Him; so that, if He re-appears, we may have perfect confidence, and may not shrink away in shame from His presence at His Coming.
- Weymouth Bible

Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
- World English Bible

And now, ye litle sones, dwelle ye in hym, that whanne he schal appere, we haue a trist, and be not confoundid of hym in his comyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

And now, little children, remain in him, that when he may be manifested, we may have boldness, and may not be ashamed before him, in his presence;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:28


2:28 And now, beloved children - Having finished his address to each, he now returns to all in general. Abide in him, that we - A modest expression. May not be ashamed before him at his coming - O how will ye, Jews, Socinians, nominal Christians, be ashamed in that day!


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:28


1Jo 2:28 Abide in him. By continuing in the truth taught of God.

Discussion for 1 John 2:28

  • "when he shall appear " this will be where I get my sixth crown. 1 crown of life, 2 crown of Faith, 3 crown of Righteousness 4 crown of Incorruptible 5 crown of Rejoicing God praise Glory the crown I am talking about 6 crown of joy Happiness His coming will be a joy beyond joy will be electrifying soooo soooo happy at his coming! Halleluiah, Halleluiah........God Bless all Amen......
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 28
    The Apostle John is telling us to abide in Jesus Christ, so that when He appears, we will have confidence, and not be ashamed at His coming. We must provoke one another to love, and good works as we see the day of Christ appearing. For many will turn away their ears from hearing the truth, and will be turned unto fables. So do not be tossed to and fro by every wind, and wave of doctrine. Jesus is the only way to the Father, and who ever denies that Jesus is the Son of God, is of the antichrist. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father, except by Him.

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