But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and 1walks 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 2your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know 3him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because 4you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because 5you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers, because you know 6him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because 7you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
158Do not love the world or the things in the world. 9If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world--10the desires of the flesh and 11the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions--is not from the Father but is from the world.
And 12the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Children, 13it is the last hour, and as you have heard that 14antichrist is coming, so now 15many antichrists have come. 16Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
1917They went out from us, but they were not of us; for 18if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, 19that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
But you have been 20anointed by 21the Holy One, and 22you all have knowledge.a21
I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.