1 John 2

Christ Is Our Advocate

1 a  My little children, I am b  writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins c  we have an
Gr Paracletos, one called alongside to help; or Intercessor
,
e  Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
2and He Himself is f  the
Or satisfaction
propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also h  for those of the whole world.

3 i  By this we know that we have come to j  know Him, if we k  keep His commandments. 4The one who says l  “I have come to m  know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a n  liar, and o  the truth is not in him; 5but whoever p  keeps His word, in him the q  love of God has truly been perfected. r  By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says he s  abides in Him t  ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

7 u  Beloved, I am v  not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had w  from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. 8
Lit Again
On the other hand, I am writing y  a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because z  the darkness is passing away and aa  the true Light is already shining.
9The one who says he is in the Light and yet ab  hates his ac  brother is in the darkness until now. 10 ad  The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11But the one who ae  hates his brother is in the darkness and af  walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has ag  blinded his eyes.

12I am writing to you, ah  little children, because ai  your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him aj  who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because ak  you have overcome al  the evil one. I have written to you, children, because am  you know the Father. 14I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him an  who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are ao  strong, and the ap  word of God abides in you, and aq  you have overcome the evil one.

Do Not Love the World

15Do not love ar  the world nor the things in the world. as  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world at  the lust of the flesh and au  the lust of the eyes and av  the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 aw  The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who ax  does the will of God lives forever.

18Children ay  it is the last hour; and just as you heard that az  antichrist is coming ba  even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 bb  They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out bc  so that
Lit they would be revealed
it would be shown that they all are not of us.
20
Lit And
But you have an bf  anointing from bg  the Holy One, and bh  you all know.
21I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but bi  because you do know it, and
Or know that
because no lie is bk  of the truth.
22Who is the liar but bl  the one who denies that Jesus is the
I.e. Messiah
Christ? This is bn  the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
23 bo  Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. 24As for you, let that abide in you which you heard bp  from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also bq  will abide in the Son and in the Father.

The Promise Is Eternal Life

25 br  This is the promise which He Himself
Lit promised us
made to us: eternal life.

26These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to bt  deceive you. 27As for you, the bu  anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing bv  teaches you about all things, and is bw  true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you,
Or abide in Him; Gr command
you abide in Him.

28Now by  little children, abide in Him, so that when He bz  appears, we may have ca  confidence and cb  not
Lit be put to shame from Him
shrink away from Him in shame
Or in His presence
at His ce  coming.
29If you know that cf  He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness cg  is
Or begotten
born of Him.
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