1 John 2:15
New International Version
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

New Living Translation
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.

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.

Berean Study Bible
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone should love the world, the love of the Father is not in him,

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
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.

Contemporary English Version
Don't love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you cannot love the Father.

Good News Translation
Do not love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you do not love the Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

International Standard Version
Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father's love is not in him.

NET Bible
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,

New Heart English Bible
Do not love the world, neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father's love is not in him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not love the world, neither the things that are in it, for whoever loves the world does not have the love of The Father in him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't love the world and what it offers. Those who love the world don't have the Father's love in them.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.

King James 2000 Bible
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

American King James 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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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;

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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Do Not Love the World
14I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 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.…
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 renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 4:4
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

Love not.

1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the …

1 John 5:4,5,10 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the …

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

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

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for …

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

Colossians 3:1,2 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted …

If.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

the love.

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …







Lexicon
{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

love
ἀγαπᾶτε (agapate)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

[or]
μηδὲ (mēde)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3366: And not, not even, neithernor. From me and de; but not, not even; in a continued negation, nor.

anything
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world.
κόσμῳ (kosmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

If
ἐάν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

loves
ἀγαπᾷ (agapa)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world,
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατρὸς (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Verses 15-17. - Secondly, walking in the light excludes all love of the world. This is another form of darkness. Verse 15. - Love not the world. Obviously, both "love" and "the world" are used in a different sense in John 3:16, where it is said that "God loved the world." The one love is selfish, the other unselfish. In the one case "the world" means the sinful elements of human life, in the other the human race. It is most important to distinguish the different meanings of κόσμος in the New Testament. Connected with κόμειν and comere, it means

(1) ornament (1 Peter 3:3);

(2) the ordered universe, mundus (Romans 1:20);

(3) the earth (John 1:9);

(4) the inhabitants of the earth (John 3:16);

(5) all that is alienated from God, as here and frequently in St. John's writings. The things of the world are not those things in the world which may become objects of sinful affection, such as wealth or honour, still less such as scenery or physical objects. St. John is not condemning a love of those material advantages which are God's gifts, nor of nature, which is God's work. He is forbidding those things the love of which rivals and excludes the love of God - all those immoral tendencies and pursuits which give the world its evil character. The world κόσμος is order; the things in the world are the elements of disorder - those things which arise from each man making himself the center of the world, or of some little world of his own creation. These rival centers clash with one another, and also with the one true Center. All this St. John forbids. With τὰ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ, cf. τί η΅ν ἐν τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ (John 2:25). Note the μηδέ (not μήτε), nor yet: "Love not the world; no, nor any of its ways." As so often, St. John goes on to enforce his words by a negative statement of similar but not identical import. Love of the world absolutely excludes the love of the Father. "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Some important authorities have τοῦ Θεοῦ for τοῦ Πατρός; the balance is decidedly for the latter. 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.
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