1 John 2:1-6 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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; 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 and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole 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 Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. 3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
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; 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 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: 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 whoever says, "I abide in him," ought to walk just as he walked. 6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.