1 John 2:19-29 NIV

19 They went out from us,1 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.2

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20 But you have an anointing3 from the Holy One,4 and all of you know the truth.a5

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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 it6 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.7

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      23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.8

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      24 See that what you have heard from the beginning9 remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.10

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          25 And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.11

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          26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.12

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          27 As for you, the anointing13 you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things14 and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.15

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              Children of God

              28 And now, dear children,16 continue in him, so that when he appears17 we may be confident18 and unashamed before him at his coming.19

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                  29 If you know that he is righteous,20 you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.21

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