Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in hima there is no 1cause for stumbling.
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and 2walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
I am writing to you, little children, because 3your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know 4him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because 5you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because 6you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers, because you know 7him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because 8you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
159Do not love the world or the things in the world. 10If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world--11the desires of the flesh and 12the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions--is not from the Father but is from the world.
And 13the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Children, 14it is the last hour, and as you have heard that 15antichrist is coming, so now 16many antichrists have come. 17Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
1918They went out from us, but they were not of us; for 19if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, 20that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
But you have been 21anointed by 22the Holy One, and 23you all have knowledge.b