1 John 2:17
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New International Version
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

New Living Translation
And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

English Standard Version
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Berean Study Bible
The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God remains forever.

Berean Literal Bible
And the world is passing away, and its desire; but the one doing the will of God abides to the age.

New American Standard Bible
The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God's will remains forever.

International Standard Version
And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will remains forever.

NET Bible
And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.

New Heart English Bible
The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God's will remains forever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The world is passing and its lust, but he who does the will of God continues for eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the world and its evil desires are passing away. But the person who does what God wants lives forever.

New American Standard 1977
And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the world passes away and the lust thereof, but he that does the will of God abides for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides forever.

American King James Version
And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God, abideth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And the world is passing, and its lust, but he that does the will of God abides for eternity.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And the world passeth away, and the lust of it: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Weymouth New Testament
And the world, with its cravings, is passing away, but he who does God's will continues for ever.

World English Bible
The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God's will remains forever.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:15-17 The things of the world may be desired and possessed for the uses and purposes which God intended, and they are to be used by his grace, and to his glory; but believers must not seek or value them for those purposes to which sin abuses them. The world draws the heart from God; and the more the love of the world prevails, the more the love of God decays. The things of the world are classed according to the three ruling inclinations of depraved nature. 1. The lust of the flesh, of the body: wrong desires of the heart, the appetite of indulging all things that excite and inflame sensual pleasures. 2. The lust of the eyes: the eyes are delighted with riches and rich possessions; this is the lust of covetousness. 3. The pride of life: a vain man craves the grandeur and pomp of a vain-glorious life; this includes thirst after honour and applause. The things of the world quickly fade and die away; desire itself will ere long fail and cease, but holy affection is not like the lust that passes away. The love of God shall never fail. Many vain efforts have been made to evade the force of this passage by limitations, distinctions, or exceptions. Many have tried to show how far we may be carnally-minded, and love the world; but the plain meaning of these verses cannot easily be mistaken. Unless this victory over the world is begun in the heart, a man has no root in himself, but will fall away, or at most remain an unfruitful professor. Yet these vanities are so alluring to the corruption in our hearts, that without constant watching and prayer, we cannot escape the world, or obtain victory over the god and prince of it.
Study Bible
Do Not Love the World
16For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not from the Father but from the world. 17The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God remains forever. 18Children, it is the last hour; and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is how we know it is the last hour.…
Cross References
Mark 3:35
For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother."

1 Corinthians 7:31
and those who use the things of this world, as if not dependent on them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
Treasury of Scripture

And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.

the world.

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted …

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into …

Psalm 90:9 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years …

Psalm 102:26 They shall perish, but you shall endure: yes, all of them shall wax …

Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion …

James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the …

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

but.

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; …

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Mark 3:35 For whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and …

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

abideth.

Psalm 125:1,2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot …

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous …

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst…

John 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers …

John 10:28-30 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither …

1 Peter 1:5,25 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready …

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