1 John 2:17
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New International Version
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

King James Bible
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And the world is passing, and its lust, but he that does the will of God abides for eternity.

World English Bible
The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God's will remains forever.

Young's Literal Translation
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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The world passeth away - All these things are continually fading and perishing; and the very state in which they are possessed is changing perpetually, and the earth and its works will be shortly burnt up.

And the lust thereof - The men of this world, their vain pursuits, and delusive pleasures, are passing away in their successive generations, and their very memory perishes; but he that doeth the will of God - that seeks the pleasure, profit, and honor that comes from above, shall abide for ever, always happy through time and eternity, because God, the unchangeable source of felicity, is his portion.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the world.

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Psalm 90:9 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

Psalm 102:26 They shall perish, but you shall endure: yes, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a clothing shall you change them...

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...

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 passes 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...

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

but.

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you...

Mark 3:35 For whoever 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 you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you 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 you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you 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.

Psalm 125:1,2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever...

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...

John 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead...

John 10:28-30 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...

1 Peter 1:5,25 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time...

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Youthful Strength
'I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.'--1 John ii. 14. 'What am I going to be?' is the question that presses upon young people stepping out of the irresponsibilities of childhood into youth. But, unfortunately, the question is generally supposed to be answered when they have fixed upon a trade or profession. It means, rightly taken, a great deal more than that. 'What am I going to make of myself?' 'What
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Thirtieth Day. The Unction from the Holy One.
And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all things. And as for you, the anointing which ye received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as His anointing teacheth you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, ye abide in Him.'--1 John ii. 20, 27. In the revelation by Moses of God's Holiness and His way of making holy, the priests, and specially the high priests, were the chief expression of God's Holiness in man.
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

That to Him who Loveth God is Sweet Above all Things and in all Things
Behold, God is mine, and all things are mine! What will I more, and what more happy thing can I desire? O delightsome and sweet world! that is, to him that loveth the Word, not the world, neither the things that are in the world.(1) My God, my all! To him that understandeth, that word sufficeth, and to repeat it often is pleasing to him that loveth it. When Thou art present all things are pleasant; when Thou art absent, all things are wearisome. Thou makest the heart to be at rest, givest it
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

But Since no Man is Worthy to Come Forward in his Own Name...
But since no man is worthy to come forward in his own name, and appear in the presence of God, our heavenly Father, to relieve us at once from fear and shame, with which all must feel oppressed, [8] has given us his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to be our Advocate and Mediator, that under his guidance we may approach securely, confiding that with him for our Intercessor nothing which we ask in his name will be denied to us, as there is nothing which the Father can deny to him (1 Tim. 2:5; 1 John 2:1;
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

Cross References
Mark 3:35
Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."

1 Corinthians 7:31
those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

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