11My littlechildren, I am 2writingthesethings to you so that you may not sin. And ifanyonesins, 3we have an a4Advocate with the Father, JesusChrist the righteous;
and He Himself is 5the bpropitiation for our sins; and not for oursonly, but also6for those of the wholeworld.
37By this we know that we have come to 8know Him, if we 9keep His commandments.
The one who says, "10I have come to 11know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a 12liar, and 13the truth is not in him;
but whoever14keeps His word, in him the 15love of God has truly been perfected. 16By this we know that we are in Him:
the one who says he 17abides in Him 18oughthimself to walk in the samemanner as He walked.
719Beloved, I am 20not writing a newcommandment to you, but an oldcommandmentwhich you have had21from the beginning; the oldcommandment is the wordwhich you have heard.
8cOn the otherhand, I am writing22a newcommandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because23the darkness is passingaway and 24the trueLight is alreadyshining.
The one who says he is in the Light and yet 25hates his 26brother is in the darknessuntilnow.
1027The one who loves his brotherabides in the Light and there is nocause for stumbling in him.
But the one who 28hates his brother is in the darkness and 29walks in the darkness, and does not knowwhere he is goingbecause the darkness has 30blinded his eyes.
I am writing to you, 31littlechildren, because32your sins have been forgiven you for His name'ssake.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 33who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, youngmen, because34you have overcome35the evilone. I have written to you, children, because36you know the Father.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 37who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, youngmen, because you are 38strong, and the 39word of Godabides in you, and 40you have overcome the evilone.
Do not love41the worldnor the things in the world. 42Ifanyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, 43the lust of the flesh and 44the lust of the eyes and 45the boastfulpride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1746The world is passingaway, and also its lusts; but the one who 47does the will of Godlivesforever.
18Children, 48it is the lasthour; and just as you heard that 49antichrist is coming, 50evennowmanyantichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the lasthour.
1951They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, 52so that dit would be shown that they all are not of us.
20eBut you have an 53anointing from 54the HolyOne, and 55you allknow.
I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but 56because you do know it, and fbecausenolie is 57of the truth.
22Who is the liar but 58the one who denies that Jesus is the gChrist? This is 59the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
2360Whoeverdenies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Sonhas the Fatheralso.
As for you, let that abide in you which you heard61from the beginning. Ifwhat you heard from the beginningabides in you, you also62will abide in the Son and in the Father.
2563This is the promisewhich He Himselfhmade to us: eternallife.
26Thesethings I have written to you concerningthose who are trying to 64deceive you.
As for you, the 65anointingwhich you received from Him abides in you, and you havenoneed for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing66teaches you aboutallthings, and is 67true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, iyou abide in Him.
28Now, 68littlechildren, abide in Him, so that when He 69appears, we may have70confidence and 71not jshrinkaway from Him in shamekat His 72coming.
29If you know that 73He is righteous, you know that everyonealso who practicesrighteousness74is lborn of Him.