1 John 2:28
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English Standard Version
And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

King James Bible
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

American Standard Version
And now, my little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, little children, abide in him, that when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be confounded by him at his coming.

English Revised Version
And now, my little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, little children, abide in him; that when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Weymouth New Testament
And now, dear children, continue in union with Him; so that, if He re-appears, we may have perfect confidence, and may not shrink away in shame from His presence at His Coming.

1 John 2:28 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

When He shall appear (ὅταν φανερωθῇ)

The best texts read ἐὰν if, for when. So Rev., which gives also the proper passive force of φανερωθῇ, if He shall be manifested. Not expressing a doubt of the fact, but uncertainty as to the circumstances. On φανερόω to make manifest, see on John 21:1. John never uses ἀποκαλύπτω to reveal, of the revelation of Christ. Indeed, neither the verb nor the kindred noun, ἀποκάλυψις, occurs in his writings except in John 12:38, which is a citation from Isaiah, and in Revelation 1:1.

We may have

Thus identifying himself with his children in the faith. Teacher and pupil must alike abide in Him.

We may have confidence (σχῶμεν παῤῥησίαν)

Rev., boldness. For the phrase have boldness, see 1 John 3:21; 1 John 4:17; 1 John 5:14; Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 10:19; Plm 1:8. For the word παῤῥησία boldness, see on John 7:13; see on Acts 2:29. It is opposed, as here, to αἰσχύνομαι to be ashamed, in Proverbs 13:5, where the Septuagint reads "a wicked man is ashamed (αἰσχύνεται) and shall not have boldness (παῤῥησίαν). Also in Philippians 1:20. Compare 2 Corinthians 3:12. The idea of free, open speech lies at the bottom of the word: coming before God's bar with nothing to conceal. The thought is embodied in the general confession of the Book of Common Prayer: "That we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our Heavenly Father, but confess them." So John Wesley's Hymn:

"Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness

My beauty are, my glorious dress:

'Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,

With joy shall I lift up my head.

Bold shall I stand in Thy great day,

For who aught to my charge shall lay?

Fully absolved through these I am, -

From sin and fear, from guilt and shame."

continued...

1 John 2:28 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

little. See on ver.

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

when.

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear...

Mark 8:38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation...

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.

1 Timothy 6:14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Timothy 4:8 From now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day...

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many...

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him...

have.

1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD...

Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

at his.

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

1 Corinthians 1:7 So that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father...

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly...

2 Peter 3:4-12 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep...

Cross References
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:28
Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Mark 8:38
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

Luke 17:30
so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Ephesians 3:12
in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?

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