1 John 2:11-21 NIV

11 But whoever hates his brother1 is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness;2 he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.3

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      12 I write to you, dear children,4 because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.5

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          13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning.6 I write to you, young men, because you have overcome7 the evil one.8 I write to you, dear children,9 because you have known the Father.

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              14 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning.10 I write to you, young men, because you are strong,11 and the word of God12 lives in you,13 and you have overcome the evil one.14

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                  Do Not Love the World

                  15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.15 If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16

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                  16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man,17 the lust of his eyes18 and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.

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                  17 The world and its desires pass away,19 but the man who does the will of God20 lives forever.

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                  Warning Against Antichrists

                  18 Dear children, this is the last hour;21 and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,22 even now many antichrists have come.23 This is how we know it is the last hour.

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                  19 They went out from us,24 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.25

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                  20 But you have an anointing26 from the Holy One,27 and all of you know the truth.a28

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                    • d 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 it29 and because no lie comes from the truth.

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