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1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one: 1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
2 He is the offering for our sins; and not for ours only, but for all the world. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws. 3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
4 The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him: 4 The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But in every man who keeps his word, the love of God is made complete. By this we may be certain that we are in him: 5 But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
6 He who says that he is living in him, will do as he did. 6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
7 My loved ones, I do not give you a new law, but an old law which you had from the first; this old law is the word which came to your ears. 7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.
8 Again, I give you a new law, which is true in him and in you; for the night is near its end and the true light is even now shining out. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
9 He who says that he is in the light, and has hate in his heart for his brother, is still in the dark. 9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.
10 He who has love for his brother is in the light, and there is no cause of error in him. 10 Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.
11 But he who has hate for his brother is in the dark, walking in the dark with no knowledge of where he is going, unable to see because of the dark. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.
12 I am writing to you, my children, because you have forgiveness of sins through his name. 12 I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I have sent a letter to you, children, because you have knowledge of the Father. 13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father.
14 I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One. 14 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
15 Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 Because everything in the world, the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but of the world. 16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.
17 And the world and its desires is coming to an end: but he who does God's pleasure is living for ever. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you were given word that the Antichrist would come, so now a number of Antichrists have come to you; and by this we are certain that it is the last hour. 18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
19 They went out from us but they were not of us; if they had been of us they would still be with us: but they went out from us so that it might be made clear that they were not of us. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
20 And you have the Spirit from the Holy One and you all have knowledge. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
21 I have not sent you this letter because you have no knowledge of what is true, but because you have knowledge, and because that which is false has nothing in common with that which is true. 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.
22 Who is false but he who says that Jesus is not the Christ? He is the Antichrist who has no belief in the Father or the Son. 22 Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son.
23 He who has no belief in the Son has not the Father: he who makes clear his belief in the Son has the Father. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 But as for you, keep in your hearts the things which were made clear to you from the first. If you keep these things in your hearts you will be kept in the Father and the Son. 24 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And this is the hope which he gave you, even eternal life. 25 And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.
26 I am writing these things to you about those whose purpose is that you may be turned out of the true way. 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.
27 As for you, the Spirit which he gave you is still in you, and you have no need of any teacher; but as his Spirit gives you teaching about all things, and is true and not false, so keep your hearts in him, through the teaching which he has given you. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.
28 And now, my children, keep your hearts in him; so that at his revelation, we may have no fear or shame before him at his coming. 28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
29 If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.