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1 John 2:16 - the cravings of sinful man comes not from the Father but from the world

NIV For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world.
KJV For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
NASB For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1 John 2:16


Those who love this world (v. 15) are short-sighted; they want to be satisfied and honored now (Luke 6:24-26). In contrast, those who love the Father have a long-term perspective and wait for God's reward (Luke 6:20-23).

Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (1 Jn 2:16). Nashville: T. Nelson.

John explained why love for the world is incompatible with love for God by listing three typical features of worldly desires: "the lust of the flesh"-sensuality or unbridled desire for food, drink, or sexual gratification; "the lust of the eyes"-superficiality and materialism, depicting the greed that is aroused by what one sees; "the pride of life" or arrogance. The word for "life" denotes possessions-the things that support life. "Pride" refers to boasting.

Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (1 Jn 2:16). Nashville: Thomas Nelson

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