Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Little children, guard yourselves 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.

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.

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Little children, watch yourselves from idols. Amen.

King James 2000

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

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 know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, in order that we may know the one who is true, and we are in the one who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:14

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:7

and not become idolaters, as some of them [did], just as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play,"

1 John 2:1

My little children, I am writing these [things] to you in order that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous [one],

Exodus 20:3-4

"There shall be for you no other gods before me.

Matthew 6:13

And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

And what agreement [does the] temple of God [have] with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, "I will live in them and will walk about [among them], and I will be their God and they will be my people."

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For [they] themselves report about us, what sort of welcome we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve [the] living and true God,

Revelation 9:20

And the rest of humanity who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, {in order not to worship} the demons and the gold and silver and bronze and stone and wooden idols, which are able neither to see nor to hear nor to walk,

Revelation 13:14-15

And he deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs that it has been granted to him to perform on behalf of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who has the wound of the sword and [yet] lived.

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torture went up {forever and ever}, and those who worshiped the beast and his image did not have rest day and night, {along with anyone who received} the mark of his name.

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