Dear friends,1 I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning.2 This old command is the message you have heard.
Yet I am writing you a new command;3 its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing4 and the true light5 is already shining.69
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother7 is still in the darkness.810
Whoever loves his brother lives in the light,9 and there is nothing in hima to make him stumble.1011
But whoever hates his brother11 is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness;12 he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.13