1 John 2


Abiding in Christ

1My sons, these things I write to you, that you should not sin. And if any should sin, [2a comforter 1we have] with the father– Jesus Christ the righteous. 2And he is atonement for our sins; [2not 4for 5ours 1but 3only], but also for the whole world. 3And by this we know that we have known him– if the commandments of his we keep. 4The one saying, I know him, and his commandments is not keeping, is a liar, and [4in 5this one 1the 2truth 3is not]. 5But who ever should give heed of his word, truly in this one the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that [2in 3him 1we are]. 6The one saying [2in 3him 1to be abiding], ought as that one walked, also himself so to walk. 7Brethren, [2do not 6commandment 5a new 1I 3write 4to you], but [2commandment 1an old], which you had from the beginning. The [2commandment 1old] is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8Again, [2commandment 1a new] I write to you, which is true in him, and in you, because the darkness passes away, and the [2light 1true] already shines forth. 9The one saying [2in 3the 4light 1to be], and [2his brother 1detests], [2in 3the 4darkness 1is] until now. 10The one loving his brother [2in 3the 4light 1abides], and [2cause of offence 3in 4him 1there is no]. 11But the one detesting his brother [2in 3the 4darkness 1is], and in the darkness walks, and does not know where he goes, because the darkness blinded his eyes. 12I write to you, sons, for [3have been forgiven 4to you 1the 2sins] through his name. 13I write to you, fathers, because you have known the one from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, children, because you have known the father. 14I wrote to you, fathers, because you have known the one from the beginning. I wrote to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God [2in 3you 1abides], and you have overcome the wicked one.

Love Not the World

15Do not love the world, nor the things in the world! If anyone should love the world, [5is not 1the 2love 3of the 4father] in him; 16for every thing in the world– the desire of the flesh, and the desire of the eyes, and the ostentatiousness of existence, is not of the father, but [2of 3the 4world 1is]. 17And the world passes away, and the desire of it; but the one doing the will of God abides into the eon. 18Children, [2the last 3hour 1it is]; and as you heard that the antichrist comes, and now [2antichrists 1many] exist, whereupon we know that [2the last 3hour 1it is]. 19From us they went forth, but they were not of us; for if they were of us, they would have remained with us; but it was that they should be made manifest that [3not 2are 1all] of us. 20And you [2an anointing 1have] from the holy one, and you know all things. 21I wrote not to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and that every lie [3of 4the 5truth 2not 1is]. 22Who is the liar, if not the one denying, saying that, Jesus is not the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one denying the father and the son. 23Every one denying the son, neither [2the 3father 1has]. 24You then, what you heard from the beginning, [2in 3you 1let it abide]! If [6in 7you 5should abide 1what 3from 4the beginning 2you heard], then you [2in 3the 4son 5and 6in 7the 8father 1shall abide]. 25And this is the promise which he promised to us -- the life eternal. 26These things I wrote to you concerning the ones misleading you. 27And you -- the anointing which you received from him [2in 3you 1abides], and [2no 3need 1you have] that any should teach you; but, as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and as it taught you, you shall abide in him. 28And now, sons, abide in him! that whenever he should be made manifest, we should have an open manner, and we should not be ashamed before him at his arrival. 29If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one doing the righteousness [2of 3him 1is engendered].
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