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1 John 2:12-17 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Reasons for Writing

12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name. 13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know the One who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have had victory over the evil one. 14 I have written to you, children, because you have come to know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have come to know the One who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, God's word remains in you, and you have had victory over the evil one.

A Warning about the World

15 Do not love the world or the things that belong toa the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 16 For everything that belongs tob the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one's lifestyle-is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God's will remains forever.
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