1 John 2 LEB

Keeping the New Commandment

1 My little children, I am writing these [things] to you in order that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous [one],

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      2 and hea is the propitiationb for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

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        • c 2:2 - Or "he himself" (emphatic)
        • d 2:2 - Or "expiation"; or "atoning sacrifice"
          3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
          4 The one who says "I have come to know him," and does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in this person.
          5 But whoever keeps his word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him.
          6 The one who says [that he] resides in him ought also to walkc just as that one walked.

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            • e 2:6 - Some manuscripts have "to walk in this way"
              7 Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the message which you have heard.
              8 Again, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you, becaused the darkness is passing away and the true light already is shining.

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                • f 2:8 - Or perhaps "that"
                  9 The one who says [he] is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
                  10 The one who loves his brother resides in the light, and [there] is no cause for stumbling in him.
                  11 But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

                  Encouragement and Assurance

                  12 I am writing to you, little children, becausee your sins have been forgiven you on account of his name.

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                    • g 2:12 - Or "that"
                      13 I am writing to you, fathers, becausef you have known the [One who is] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, becauseg you have conquered the evil one.

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                          14 I have written to you, children, becauseh you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, becausei you have known the [One who is] from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, becausej you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.

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                              Do Not Love the World

                              15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,

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                                  16 because everything [that is] in the world--the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions--is not from the Father, but is from the world.
                                  17 And the world is passing away, and its desire,k but the one who does the will of God remains {forever}l.

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                                    • m 2:17 - Or "and the desire for it"
                                    • n 2:17 - Literally "for the age"

                                      Departure of the False Teachers

                                      18 Children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen, by which we know that it is the last hour.

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                                          19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they went out]m, in order that it might be shown that all of them are not of us.

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                                            • o 2:19 - *This is an understood repetition of the phrase "they went out" from the beginning of v. 19
                                              20 And you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
                                              21 I have not written to you becausen you do not know the truth, but becauseo you do know it, and becausep every lie is not of the truth.

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                                                  22 Who is the liar except the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This person is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
                                                  23 Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father [either]; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.
                                                  24 [As for] you, what you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
                                                  25 And this is the promise which he himself promised us: eternal life.
                                                  26 These [things] I have written to you concerning the ones who are trying to deceive you.
                                                  27 And [as for] you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you do not have need that anyone teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all [things], and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you resideq in him.

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                                                    • s 2:27 - *By form the verb could also be imperative: "just as it has taught you, reside in him"

                                                      God’s Children

                                                      28 And now, little children, remain in him, so that whenever he is revealed we may have confidence and not be put to shame before him at his coming.

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                                                          29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyoner who practices righteousness has been fathered by him.

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                                                            • t 2:29 - Some manuscripts have "everyone also"