253This is the promisewhich He Himselfamade to us: eternallife.
26Thesethings I have written to you concerningthose who are trying to 4deceive you.
As for you, the 5anointingwhich you received from Him abides in you, and you havenoneed for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing6teaches you aboutallthings, and is 7true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, byou abide in Him.
28Now, 8littlechildren, abide in Him, so that when He 9appears, we may have10confidence and 11not cshrinkaway from Him in shamedat His 12coming.
29If you know that 13He is righteous, you know that everyonealso who practicesrighteousness14is eborn of Him.