Parallel Verses

Twentieth Century New Testament

My Children, guard yourselves against false ideas of God.

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.

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.

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 We realize, too, that the Son of God has come among us, and has given us the discernment to know the True God; and we are in union with the True God by our union with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and he is Immortal Life. 21 My Children, guard yourselves against false ideas of God.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:14

Therefore, my dear friends, shun the worship of idols.

1 Corinthians 10:7

Do not become idolaters, as some of them became. Scripture says-'The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to dance.'

1 John 2:1

My children, I am writing to you to keep you from sinning; but if any one should sin, we have one who can plead for us with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous--

1 John 2:1-4

My children, I am writing to you to keep you from sinning; but if any one should sin, we have one who can plead for us with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous--

Matthew 6:13

And take us not into temptation, but deliver us from Evil.'

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

What agreement can thee be between a temple of God and idols? And we are a temple of the Living God. That is what God meant when he said--'I will dwell among them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

1 Thessalonians 1:9

Indeed, in speaking about us, the people themselves tell of the reception you gave us, and how, turning to God from your idols, you became servants of the true and living God,

Revelation 9:20

But those who were left of mankind, who had not perished through these Curses, did not repent and turn away from what their own hands had made; they would not abandon the worship of 'demons, and of idols made of gold or silver or brass or stone or wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk';

Revelation 13:14-15

and in consequence of the marvels which it was allowed to perform under the eyes of the Beast, it is able to deceive all who are living on the earth. It bids those who live on the earth to make a statue in honour of the Beast, who, despite the wound from the sword, yet lived.

Revelation 14:11

The smoke from their torture rises for ever and ever, and they have no rest day nor night-- those who worship the Beast and its image, and all who are branded with its name.'

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