1 John 2:1-6 NIV

1 My dear children,1 I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense2--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

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      2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins,3 and not only for ours but also fora the sins of the whole world.4

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        • a 2:2 - Or "He is the one who turns aside God's wrath, taking away our sins, and not only ours but also"
          3 We know5 that we have come to know him6 if we obey his commands.7

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              4 The man who says, "I know him,"8 but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.9

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              5 But if anyone obeys his word,10 God's loveb is truly made complete in him.11 This is how we know12 we are in him:

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                • b 2:5 - Or "word, love for God"
                  6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.13

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