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1 John 2:13-23 (Lexham English Bible)

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13 I am writing to you, fathers, becausea you have known the [One who is] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, becauseb you have conquered the evil one. 14 I have written to you, children, becausec you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, becaused you have known the [One who is] from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, becausee you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.

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, 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,f but the one who does the will of God remains {forever}g.

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. 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]h, in order that it might be shown that all of them are not of us. 20 And you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 21 I have not written to you becausei you do not know the truth, but becausej you do know it, and becausek every lie is not of the truth. 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.
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