Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

My little children, keep yourselves from false gods.

New American Standard Bible

Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

King James Version

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Holman Bible

Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

International Standard Version

Little children, keep yourselves away from idols.

A Conservative Version

Little children, guard yourselves from the idols. Truly.

American Standard Version

My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Amplified

Little children (believers, dear ones), guard yourselves from idols—[false teachings, moral compromises, and anything that would take God’s place in your heart].

An Understandable Version

Little children [i.e., dear ones], protect yourselves from [worshiping] idols.

Common New Testament

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Daniel Mace New Testament

dear children, keep yourselves from idols. AMEN.

Darby Translation

Children, keep yourselves from idols.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Godbey New Testament

Little children, keep yourselves from the idols.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear children, keep away from idols.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Julia Smith Translation

Little children, watch yourselves from idols. Amen.

King James 2000

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Modern King James verseion

Little children, guard yourselves from idols. Amen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Little children, beware of images. Amen. {Here ends the First General Epistle of John}

Moffatt New Testament

My dear children, keep clear of idols.

Montgomery New Testament

My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

NET Bible

Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

New Heart English Bible

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Noyes New Testament

My children, keep yourselves from idols.

Sawyer New Testament

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

The Emphasized Bible

Dear children! Guard yourselves from idols.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

My dear children, guard yourselves against idols. Amen.

Twentieth Century New Testament

My Children, guard yourselves against false ideas of God.

Webster

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament

Dear children, guard yourselves from idols.

Williams New Testament

Dear children, once for all put yourselves beyond the reach of idols.

World English Bible

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Worrell New Testament

Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Worsley New Testament

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Youngs Literal Translation

Little children, guard yourselves from the idols! Amen.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τεκνίον 
Teknion 
Usage: 8

φυλάσσω 
Phulasso 
Usage: 25

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

εἴδωλον 
Eidolon 
Usage: 11

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 5:21

References

Images 1 John 5:21

Prayers for 1 John 5:21

Context Readings

Our Assurance Of Eternal Life

20 And we are certain that the Son of God has come, and has given us a clear vision, so that we may see him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 My little children, keep yourselves from false gods.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:14

For this cause, my dear brothers, give no worship to false gods.

1 Corinthians 10:7

Then do not go after false gods, as some of them did; as it is said in the holy Writings, After resting and feasting, the people got up to take their pleasure.

1 John 2:1

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:

Exodus 20:3-4

You are to have no other gods but me.

Matthew 6:13

And let us not be put to the test, but keep us safe from the Evil One.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

And what agreement has the house of God with images? for we are a house of the living God; even as God has said, I will be living among them, and walking with them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For they themselves give the news of how we came among you; and how you were turned from images to God, to the worship of a true and living God,

Revelation 9:20

And the rest of the people, who were not put to death by these evils, were not turned from the works of their hands, but went on giving worship to evil spirits, and images of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood which have no power of seeing or hearing or walking:

Revelation 13:14-15

And those who are on the earth are turned from the true way by him through the signs which he was given power to do before the beast; giving orders to those who are on the earth to make an image to the beast, who was wounded by the sword, and came to life.

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their pain goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, who give worship to the beast and his image, and have on them the mark of his name.

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