1 John 2:2-12 NIV

2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins,1 and not only for ours but also fora the sins of the whole world.2

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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 know3 that we have come to know him4 if we obey his commands.5

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          4 The man who says, "I know him,"6 but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.7

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          5 But if anyone obeys his word,8 God's loveb is truly made complete in him.9 This is how we know10 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.11

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              7 Dear friends,12 I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning.13 This old command is the message you have heard.

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              8 Yet I am writing you a new command;14 its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing15 and the true light16 is already shining.17

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              9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother18 is still in the darkness.19

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              10 Whoever loves his brother lives in the light,20 and there is nothing in himc to make him stumble.21

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                  11 But whoever hates his brother22 is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness;23 he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.24

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                      12 I write to you, dear children,25 because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.26

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