11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

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      Reasons for Writing

      12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.

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          13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.

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              14 I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

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                  On Not Loving the World

                  15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Fathera is not in them.

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                    • f 2:15 - Or "world, the Father’s love"
                      16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

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                      17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

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                      Warnings Against Denying the Son

                      18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

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                      19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

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                      20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.b

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                        • g 2:20 - Some manuscripts "and you know all things"
                          21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.

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