71Littlechildren, make sure noone2deceives you; 3the one who practicesrighteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
the one who practicessin is 4of the devil; for the devilahas sinned from the beginning. 5The Son of God6appeared for this purpose, 7to destroy the works of the devil.
9Noone who is b8born of God9practicessin, because His seedabides in him; and he cannotsin, because he is cborn of God.
By this the 10children of God and the 11children of the devil are obvious: danyone who does not practicerighteousness is not of God, nor the one who 12does not love his 13brother.