Let 1what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then 2you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
And this is the promise that he made to usa--3eternal life.
I write these things to you about 4those who are trying to deceive you.
But 5the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and 6you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and 7is true, and is no lie--just as it has taught you, abide in him.