1 John 2:25
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New International Version
And this is what he promised us--eternal life.

New Living Translation
And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us.

English Standard Version
And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.

New American Standard Bible
This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.

King James Bible
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.

International Standard Version
The message that the Son himself declared to us is eternal life.

NET Bible
Now this is the promise that he himself made to us: eternal life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this is The Promise which he has promised us: Eternal Life!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Christ has given us the promise of eternal life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

King James 2000 Bible
And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

American King James Version
And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

American Standard Version
And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the promise which he hath promised us, life everlasting.

Darby Bible Translation
And this is the promise which *he* has promised us, life eternal.

English Revised Version
And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

Weymouth New Testament
And this is the promise which He Himself has given us--the Life of the Ages.

World English Bible
This is the promise which he promised us, the eternal life.

Young's Literal Translation
and this is the promise that He did promise us -- the life the age-during.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:24-29 The truth of Christ, abiding in us, is a means to sever from sin, and unites us to the Son of God, Joh 15:3,4. What value should we put upon gospel truth! Thereby the promise of eternal life is made sure. The promise God makes, is suitable to his own greatness, power, and goodness; it is eternal life. The Spirit of truth will not lie; and he teaches all things in the present dispensation, all things necessary to our knowledge of God in Christ, and their glory in the gospel. The apostle repeats the kind words, little children; which denotes his affection. He would persuade by love. Gospel privileges oblige to gospel duties; and those anointed by the Lord Jesus abide with him. The new spiritual nature is from the Lord Christ. He that is constant to the practice of religion in trying times, shows that he is born from above, from the Lord Christ. Then, let us beware of holding the truth in unrighteousness, remembering that those only are born of God, who bear his holy image, and walk in his most righteous ways.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - And the promise which he promised us is this, even the eternal life. Αὐτός is Christ; αὕτη looks forward to "the eternal life," not backwards to the abiding in the Father (John 3:16; John 5:24; John 6:40, 54). Τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον is in the accusative by attraction to ἥν. "What St. John would have us feel is this, that there can be no promise to compare with this - that we should share the eternal life, the life of God.... We often speak as if people were to be paid for being good; not as if the being good were itself God's highest gift and blessing" (Maurice). The reading ὑμῖν (B) for ἡμῖν is worthy of notice. In verses 16, 17 St. John gives two reasons for shunning the world: because

(1) the world is alien to the Father;

(2) it is passing away.

So here he gives two for holding fast the truth originally delivered to them: because the truth leads

(1) to fellowship with God;

(2) to eternal life.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And this is the promise that he hath promised us,.... Either God the Father, who is that God that cannot lie, who in the covenant of his grace, before the world began, made this promise unto his people,

even eternal life; which promise, with all others, was put into the hands of Christ, where, with them, it is yea and amen; and also the thing itself promised, where it is hid, and lies safe and secure: or the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has promised it in the Gospel; for this is the sum of the Gospel declaration, that whoever believes in him shall have everlasting life; and this lies in the knowledge of the Father, and of the Son, and in the enjoyment of them, and conformity to them; wherefore the doctrine respecting them ought to be retained, and firmly adhered to.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. this is the promise—Eternal life shall be the permanent consummation of thus abiding in the Son and in the Father (1Jo 2:24).

he—Greek, "Himself," Christ, "the Son" (compare 1Jo 1:1).

promised—(Joh 3:15, 36; 6:40, 47, 57; 17:2, 3).

1 John 2:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Beware of Antichrists
24As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life. 26These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you.…
Cross References
John 3:15
that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."

John 6:40
For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day."

John 10:28
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

1 John 1:2
The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

1 John 5:11
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Treasury of Scripture

And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, …

1 John 5:11-13,20 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, …

Luke 18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in …

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: …

John 6:27,47,54,68 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures …

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

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak …

John 17:2,3 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through …

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life …

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption…

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus …

1 Timothy 6:12,19 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto …

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according …

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …

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