Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
…the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
1 John 5:19
…the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
1 John 3:13
If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1 John 2:16
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:17
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.