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1 John 2:25

    1 John 2:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And this is the hope which he gave you, even eternal life.

    Webster's Revision

    And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

    World English Bible

    This is the promise which he promised us, the eternal life.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 2:25

    This is the promise - God has promised eternal life to all who believe on Christ Jesus. So they who receive his doctrine, and continue in communion with the Father and the Son, shall have this eternal life.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 2:25

    And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life - This is evidently added to encourage them in adhering to the truths which they had embraced respecting the Son of God. In maintaining these truths they had the promise of eternal life; in departing from them they had none, for the "promise" of heaven in our world is made only to those who embrace one class of doctrines or opinions. No one can show that any "promise" of heaven is made to the mere possessor of beauty, or wealth, or talent; to the accomplished or the "happy"; to those who are distinguished for science, or skill in the arts; to rank, or birth, or blood; to courage or strength. Whatever expectation of heaven anyone may entertain on account of any of these things, must be traced to something else than a "promise," for there is none in the Bible to that effect. The "promise" of heaven to people is limited to those who repent of their sins, who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and who lead a holy life; and if anyone will base his hope of heaven on a "promise," it must be limited to these things. And yet what well-founded hope of heaven "can" there be, except that which is based "on a promise?" How does anyone know that he can be saved, unless he has some assurance from God that it may and shall be so? Is not heaven his home? How does anyone know that he may dwell there, without some assurance from Him that he may? Is not the crown of life His gift? How can anyone know that he will possess it, unless he has some promise from Him? However people may reason, or conjecture, or hope, the only "promise" of eternal life is found in the Bible; and the fact that we have such promise should surely be a sufficient inducement to us to hold fast the truth. On the promise of life in the gospel, see John 17:2; Romans 2:6-7; Mark 16:16; Matthew 25:46.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 John 2:25

    2:25 He - The Son. Hath promised us - If we abide in him.