71Beloved, I am 2not writing a newcommandment to you, but an oldcommandmentwhich you have had3from the beginning ; the oldcommandment is the wordwhich you have heard.
8aOn the otherhand, I am writing4a newcommandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because5the darkness is passingaway and 6the trueLight is alreadyshining.
The one who says he is in the Light and yet 7hates his 8brother is in the darknessuntilnow.
109The one who loves his brotherabides in the Light and there is nocause for stumbling in him.
But the one who 10hates his brother is in the darkness and 11walks in the darkness, and does not knowwhere he is goingbecause the darkness has 12blinded his eyes.