1 John 2:15

“Loue not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loue the world, the loue of the Father is not in him.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- King James Version

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- Basic English Bible

Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any one love the world, the love of the Father is not in him;
- Darby Bible

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loveth the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- Webster's Bible

Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If any one loves the world, there is no love in his heart for the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father's love isn't in him.
- World English Bible

Nyle ye loue the world, ne tho thingis that ben in the world. If ony man loueth the world, the charite of the fader is not in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Love not ye the world, nor the things in the world; if any one doth love the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:15


2:15 To you all, whether fathers, young men, or little children, I say, Love not the world - Pursue your victory by overcoming the world. If any man love the world - Seek happiness in visible things, he does not love God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:15


1Jo 2:15 Love not the world. An exhortation to all three classes just named in 1Jo 2:13,14. The love of the world and of God are not reconcilable. See PNT "Jas 4:4". Neither the things [that are] in the world. The ways of the world, its passions, pleasures and pursuits.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 john 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.
  • Alex
    This scripture backs up Jesus. He said when he the spirit of truth ( THE H.G ) is come HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, ALSO ISAIAHS LIL CHILD THAT WILL LEAD US WHICH IS the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, Thats y the new birth is so important we are gonna birth a baby CHRIST, THE ANOINTING,That which is born of the spirit tis SPIRIT. She brought forth a child that will RULE all nations, TH H.G.
  • Gloria
    Food for our soul ,body ,directing our footsteps.

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