1 John 2:17

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
- King James Version

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

  • 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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