1 John 2:3-11 NIV

3 We know1 that we have come to know him2 if we obey his commands.3

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      4 The man who says, "I know him,"4 but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.5

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      5 But if anyone obeys his word,6 God's lovea is truly made complete in him.7 This is how we know8 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.9

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          7 Dear friends,10 I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning.11 This old command is the message you have heard.

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          8 Yet I am writing you a new command;12 its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing13 and the true light14 is already shining.15

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          9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother16 is still in the darkness.17

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          10 Whoever loves his brother lives in the light,18 and there is nothing in himb to make him stumble.19

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              11 But whoever hates his brother20 is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness;21 he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.22

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