Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Little children, keep yourselves away from idols.

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.

A Conservative Version

Little children, guard yourselves from the idols. Truly.

American Standard Version

My little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Amplified

Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods) -- "[from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life]. Amen (so let it be).

An Understandable Version

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

Bible in Basic English

My little children, keep yourselves from false gods.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Little 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.

Verse Picture

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 We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true God. We are in union with the one who is true, his Son Jesus the Messiah, who is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves away from idols.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:14

And so, my dear friends, keep on running away from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:7

Let's stop being idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to play."

1 John 2:1

My little children, I'm writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous.

Exodus 20:3-4

You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me.

Matthew 6:13

And never bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

What agreement can a temple of God make with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said: "I will live and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people."

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For people keep telling us what kind of welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve a living and true God

Revelation 9:20

The rest of the people who survived these plagues did not repent from their evil actions or stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see, hear, or walk.

Revelation 13:14-15

It deceives those living on earth with the signs that it is allowed to do on behalf of the first beast, telling them to make an image for the beast who was wounded by a sword and yet lived.

Revelation 14:11

The smoke from their torture goes up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."

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