1My little children, these things write I unto you,that ye sinnot.Andif any mansin , we have an advocatewith the Father,JesusChrist the righteous:2Andheis the propitiationforoursins:andnotforoursonly,butalsofor the sins of the wholeworld.3Andherebywe do knowthat we knowhim,if we keephiscommandments.4
He that saith , I knowhim,andkeepethnothiscommandments,is a liar,and the truthisnotinhim.5Butwhosokeepethhisword,inhimverilyis the love of Godperfected : herebyknowwethat we areinhim.6
He that saith he abidethinhimoughthimselfalsoso to walk , even ashewalked .
7Brethren, I writenonewcommandment unto you,but an oldcommandmentwhich ye hadfrom the beginning. The oldcommandmentis the wordwhich ye have heardfrom the beginning.8Again, a newcommandment I write unto you, which thingistrueinhimandinyou:because the darkness is past , and the truelightnowshineth .
He that saith he isin the light,andhatethhisbrother,isindarkness even untilnow.10
He that lovethhisbrotherabidethin the light,and there isnone occasion of stumblinginhim.11But he that hatethhisbrotherisindarkness,andwalkethindarkness,andknowethnotwhither he goeth , because that darkness hath blindedhiseyes.