12 I am writing to you, 1little children, because 2your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 3who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because 4you have overcome 5the evil one. I have written to you, children, because 6you know the Father.
14 I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 7who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are 8strong, and the 9word of God abides in you, and 10you have overcome the evil one.