But the one who 1hates his brother is in the darkness and 2walks in the darkness, and does not knowwhere he is goingbecause the darkness has 3blinded his eyes.
I am writing to you, 4littlechildren, because5your sins have been forgiven you for His name'ssake.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 6who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, youngmen, because7you have overcome8the evilone. I have written to you, children, because9you know the Father.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 10who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, youngmen, because you are 11strong, and the 12word of Godabides in you, and 13you have overcome the evilone.
Do not love14the worldnor the things in the world. 15Ifanyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, 16the lust of the flesh and 17the lust of the eyes and 18the boastfulpride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1719The world is passingaway, and also its lusts; but the one who 20does the will of Godlivesforever.
18Children, 21it is the lasthour; and just as you heard that 22antichrist is coming, 23evennowmanyantichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the lasthour.
1924They 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, 25so that ait would be shown that they all are not of us.
20bBut you have an 26anointing from 27the HolyOne, and 28you allknow.
I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but 29because you do know it, and cbecausenolie is 30of the truth.