1 John 2:1-11 NRS

1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
2 and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments.
4 Whoever says, "I have come to know him," but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist;
5 but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him:
6 whoever says, "I abide in him," ought to walk just as he walked.
7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word that you have heard.
8 Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because a the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

References for 1 John 2:8

    • b 2:8 - Or [that]
      9 Whoever says, "I am in the light," while hating a brother or sister, b is still in the darkness.

      References for 1 John 2:9

        • c 2:9 - Gk [hating a brother]
          10 Whoever loves a brother or sister c lives in the light, and in such a person d there is no cause for stumbling.

          References for 1 John 2:10

            • d 2:10 - Gk [loves a brother]
            • e 2:10 - Or [in it]
              11 But whoever hates another believer e is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know the way to go, because the darkness has brought on blindness.

              References for 1 John 2:11

                • f 2:11 - Gk [hates a brother]