I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 1who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, youngmen, because2you have overcome3the evilone. I have written to you, children, because4you know the Father.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 5who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, youngmen, because you are 6strong, and the 7word of Godabides in you, and 8you have overcome the evilone.
Do not love9the worldnor the things in the world. 10Ifanyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, 11the lust of the flesh and 12the lust of the eyes and 13the boastfulpride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1714The world is passingaway, and also its lusts; but the one who 15does the will of Godlivesforever.
18Children, 16it is the lasthour; and just as you heard that 17antichrist is coming, 18evennowmanyantichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the lasthour.
1919They 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, 20so that ait would be shown that they all are not of us.
20bBut you have an 21anointing from 22the HolyOne, and 23you allknow.
I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but 24because you do know it, and cbecausenolie is 25of the truth.
22Who is the liar but 26the one who denies that Jesus is the dChrist? This is 27the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
2328Whoeverdenies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Sonhas the Fatheralso.