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1 John 2:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The world is passing away, and [also] its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the world passeth away, and the lust of it: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the world is passing, and its lust, but he that does the will of God abides for eternity.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the world, passeth away, and the coveting [thereof], but, he that doeth the will of God, endureth unto times age-abiding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the world passeth away and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God abideth for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but hee that doeth the will of God, abideth for euer.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the world passeth, (both) it and its lusts; but he who doeth the will of Aloha, continueth for ever.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the world is passing away, [both] it and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the pleasure of God, abideth for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
world 2889
{2889} Prime
κόσμος
kosmos
{kos'-mos}
Probably from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, that is, decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally]).
passeth away, 3855
{3855} Prime
παράγω
parago
{par-ag'-o}
From G3844 and G0071; to lead near, that is, (reflexively or intransitively) to go along or away.
z5731
<5731> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 69
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
lust 1939
{1939} Prime
ἐπιθυμία
epithumia
{ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah}
From G1937; a longing (especially for what is forbidden).
thereof: y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he that doeth 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
will 2307
{2307} Prime
θέλημα
thelema
{thel'-ay-mah}
From the prolonged form of G2309; a determination (properly the thing), that is, (actively) choice (specifically purpose, decree; abstractly volition) or (passively) inclination.
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
abideth 3306
{3306} Prime
μένω
meno
{men'-o}
A primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
for y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
ever. 165
{0165} Prime
αἰών
aion
{ahee-ohn'}
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 John 2:17

_ _ the world — with all who are of the world worldly.

_ _ passeth awayGreek, “is passing away” even now.

_ _ the lust thereof — in its threefold manifestation (1 John 2:16).

_ _ he that doeth the will of God — not his own fleshly will, or the will of the world, but that of God (1 John 2:3, 1 John 2:6), especially in respect to love.

_ _ abideth for ever — “even as God also abideth for ever” (with whom the godly is one; compare Psalms 55:19, “God, even He that abideth of old): a true comment, which Cyprian and Lucifer have added to the text without support of Greek manuscripts. In contrast to the three passing lusts of the world, the doer of God’s will has three abiding goods, “riches, honor, and life” (Proverbs 22:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 John 2:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 John 2:17

The world passeth away, and the desire thereof — That is, all that can gratify those desires passeth away with it. But he that doeth the will of God — That loves God, not the world. Abideth — In the enjoyment of what he loves, for ever.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 John 2:17

(15) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

(15) He shows how much better it is to obey the Father's will, than the lusts of the world, by both their natures and unlike event.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the world:

Psalms 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Psalms 73:18-20 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. ... As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Psalms 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale [that is told].
Psalms 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh [is] grass, and all the goodliness thereof [is] as the flower of the field: ... The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
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 of this world passeth away.
James 1:10-11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. ... For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

but:

Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit [is] good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is [one] of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

abideth:

Psalms 125:1-2 [[A Song of degrees.]] They that trust in the LORD [shall be] as mount Zion, [which] cannot be removed, [but] abideth for ever. ... As the mountains [are] round about Jerusalem, so the LORD [is] round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so [is] the wicked no [more]: but the righteous [is] an everlasting foundation.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
John 10:28-30 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. ... I and [my] Father are one.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
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Ps 39:6; 73:18; 90:9; 102:26; 125:1; 143:10. Pv 10:25. Is 40:6. Mt 7:21; 21:31; 24:35. Mk 3:35. Jn 4:14; 6:58; 7:17; 10:28. Ro 12:2. 1Co 7:31. Col 1:9; 4:12. 1Th 4:3; 5:18. He 10:36. Jm 1:10; 4:14. 1P 1:5, 24, 25; 4:2.

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