2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, awe have an badvocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And che is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but dalso for the sins of the whole world. 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we ekeep his commandments. 4 fHe that saith, gI know him, and ekeepeth not his commandments, his a liar, and ithe truth is not in him. 5 But whoso jkeepeth his word, kin him verily is the love of God perfected: lhereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he mabideth in him nought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 7 Brethren, oI write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment opwhich ye had from the beginning. qThe old commandment is the word pwhich ye have heard from the beginning. 8 Again, ra new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true rrin him and in you: because the sdarkness tis past, and uthe true light now shineth. 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, vis in darkness even until now. 10 wHe that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and xthere is none †occasion of stumbling in him. 11 But he that hateth his brother vis in darkness, and ywalketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that vdarkness hath blinded his eyes.
12 I write unto you, little children, because zyour sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known ahim that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome bthe wicked one. I write unto you, clittle children, because ye have known the Father. 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known ahim that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because dye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome bthe wicked one. 15 eLove not the world, neither the things that are in the world. fIf any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, gthe lust of the flesh, and hthe lust of the eyes, and ithe pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And kthe world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth lthe will of God abideth for ever. 18 cLittle children, mit is the last time: and as ye have heard that nantichrist shall come, even now are there omany antichrists; whereby we know mthat it is the last time. 19 pThey went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, qthey would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, rthat they might be made manifest that they were not sall of us. 20 But ye have tan unction from uthe Holy One, and vye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because xye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but yhe that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is nantichrist, that zdenieth the Father and the Son. 23 aWhosoever zdenieth the Son, the same bhath not the Father: (but) che that acknowledgeth the Son bhath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, dwhich ye have heard from the beginning. If that dwhich ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, eye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even feternal life. 26 These things have I written unto you concerning gthem that seduce you. 27 But hthe anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and iye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing hjteacheth you of all things, and kis truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, lye shall abide in ||him. 28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, mwhen he shall appear, nwe may have confidence, and onot be ashamed pbefore him qat his coming. 29 If ye know that rhe is righteous, ||ye know that severy one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
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