1 John 2:1-7 NKJV

1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
7 Brethren, a I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. b

References for 1 John 2:7

    • b 2:7 - NU-Text reads Beloved.
    • c 2:7 - NU-Text omits from the beginning.