1 John 2:25
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.

Berean Study Bible
And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.

Berean Literal Bible
And this is the promise that He promised us: eternal life.

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

New King James Version
And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

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

NASB 1995
This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.

NASB 1977
And this is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.

Amplified Bible
This is the promise which He Himself promised us—eternal life.

Christian Standard Bible
And this is the promise that he himself made to us: eternal life.

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
The Son has promised us eternal life.

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

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

Good News Translation
And this is what Christ himself promised to give us--eternal life.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and this is the promise that He promised us—the continuous life.

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

New Heart English Bible
This is the promise which he promised us, the everlasting 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Continue in Him
24As for you, let what you have heard from the beginning remain in you. If it does, you will also remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life. 26I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.…

Cross References
John 3:15
that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.

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

John 10:28
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.

1 John 1:2
And this is the life that was revealed; we have seen it and testified to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.

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

1 John 5:13
I have written 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, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

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

Daniel 12:2
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

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

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

promise
ἐπαγγελία (epangelia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

that
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He Himself
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

[made]
ἐπηγγείλατο (epēngeilato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1861: From epi and the base of aggelos; to announce upon, i.e. to engage to do something, to assert something respecting oneself.

to us:
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

eternal
αἰώνιον (aiōnion)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 166: From aion; perpetual.

life.
ζωὴν (zōēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.


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