231Whoeverdenies 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 heard2from the beginning. Ifwhat you heard from the beginningabides in you, you also3will abide in the Son and in the Father.
254This is the promisewhich He Himselfamade to us: eternallife.
26Thesethings I have written to you concerningthose who are trying to 5deceive you.
As for you, the 6anointingwhich you received from Him abides in you, and you havenoneed for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing7teaches you aboutallthings, and is 8true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, byou abide in Him.
28Now, 9littlechildren, abide in Him, so that when He 10appears, we may have11confidence and 12not cshrinkaway from Him in shamedat His 13coming.
29If you know that 14He is righteous, you know that everyonealso who practicesrighteousness15is eborn of Him.