I am writing to you, 1littlechildren, because2your sins have been forgiven you for His name'ssake.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 3who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, youngmen, because4you have overcome5the evilone. I have written to you, children, because6you know the Father.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 7who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, youngmen, because you are 8strong, and the 9word of Godabides in you, and 10you have overcome the evilone.
Do not love11the worldnor the things in the world. 12Ifanyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, 13the lust of the flesh and 14the lust of the eyes and 15the boastfulpride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1716The world is passingaway, and also its lusts; but the one who 17does the will of Godlivesforever.