1 John 5:21
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English Standard Version
Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

King James Bible
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

American Standard Version
My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

English Revised Version
My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Webster's Bible Translation
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
Dear children, guard yourselves from idols.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Keep yourselves (φυλάξατε ἑαυτὰ)

The exact phrase is not found elsewhere in the New Testament. See 2 Peter 3:17. Rev., rightly, guard. See on 1 Peter 1:4.

Idols (εἰδώλων)

Strictly, images. The command, however, has apparently the wider Pauline sense, to guard against everything which occupies the place due to God.

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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...

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Exodus 20:3,4 You shall have no other gods before me...

1 Corinthians 10:7,14 Neither be you idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play...

2 Corinthians 6:16,17 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them...

Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands...

Revelation 13:14,15 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast...

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image...

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Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:7
Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play."

1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

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