1 John 2:12-14

Reasons for Writing

12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.
14 I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know 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.

1 John 2:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
ESV
12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
NLT
12 I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.
MSG
12 I remind you, my dear children: Your sins are forgiven in Jesus' name.
CSB
12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name.

1 John 2:12-14 In-Context

10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.
11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.
14 I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know 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 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

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