1 John 2:13-23 NIV

13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning.1 I write to you, young men, because you have overcome2 the evil one.3 I write to you, dear children,4 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.5 I write to you, young men, because you are strong,6 and the word of God7 lives in you,8 and you have overcome the evil one.9

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          Do Not Love the World

          15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.10 If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.11

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          16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man,12 the lust of his eyes13 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,14 but the man who does the will of God15 lives forever.

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          Warning Against Antichrists

          18 Dear children, this is the last hour;16 and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,17 even now many antichrists have come.18 This is how we know it is the last hour.

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          19 They went out from us,19 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.20

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          20 But you have an anointing21 from the Holy One,22 and all of you know the truth.a23

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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 it24 and because no lie comes from the truth.

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              22 Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son.25

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              23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.26

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