1 John 2:15
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English Standard Version
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

King James Bible
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
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

1 John 2:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The world (τὸν κόσμον)

See on John 1:9.

The love of the Father (ἡ ἀγάπη τοῦ πατρὸς)

The phrase occurs only here in the New Testament. It means love towards the Father, yet as generated by the Father's love to man. Compare 1 John 3:1. See on love of God, 1 John 2:5.

Is not in him

This means more than that he does not love God: rather that the love of God does not dwell in him as the ruling principle of his life. Westcott cites a parallel from Philo: "It is impossible for love to the world to coexist with love to God, as it is impossible for light and darkness to coexist." Compare Plato. "Evils, Theodorus, can never pass away; for there must always remain something which is antagonist to good. Having no place among the gods in heaven, of necessity they hover around the earthly nature, and this mortal sphere. Wherefore we ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like Him is to become holy and just and wise" ("Theaetetus," 176).

1 John 2:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Love not.

1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.

1 John 5:4,5,10 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith...

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world...

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Colossians 3:1,2 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God...

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...

If.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...

Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?...

the love.

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...

Cross References
Matthew 4:8
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James 4:4
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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