Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

My 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.

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.

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 is come, and has granted us and understanding, so that we may come to know him who is true. And we are in him who is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and life eternal. 21 My little children, guard yourselves from idols.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:14

So then, my beloved, continually flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:7

And you must not be idolaters like some of them. as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, And they rose up for idol dances.

1 John 2:1

My children, I am writing this to you that you may not continue to sin; but if any one sin, we ever have a Comforter before the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.

1 John 2:1-4

My children, I am writing this to you that you may not continue to sin; but if any one sin, we ever have a Comforter before the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.

Matthew 6:13

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One; For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Amen.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

And what compact has God's temple with idols? For we are a temple of the living God, as he has said: I will dwell among them, and walk about among them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For others, of their own accord, tell about the welcome I had from you, and how you turned to God from your idols, to be slaved of a true and living God,

Revelation 9:20

And the rest of mankind who were not killed with these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands. They would not give up the worship of demons and of idols made of gold and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.

Revelation 13:14-15

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth, because of the miracles, which he is permitted to perform in the sight of the beast. He tells those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the sword-stroke, yet lived.

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; And they have no rest day or night, Who worship the beast and his image, And all who receive the brand of his name."

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