And now (kai nun). John tenderly repeats the exhortation, "keep on abiding in him." If he shall be manifested (ean panerwqh). Condition of third class with ean and first aorist passive subjunctive as in verse John 19 ; Colossians 3:3 . A clear reference to the second coming of Christ which may be at any time. That we have boldness (ina scwmen parrhsian). Purpose clause with ina and the ingressive second aorist active subjunctive of ecw, "that we may get boldness." And not be ashamed (kai mh aiscunqwmen). Likewise negative purpose (after John's fashion) with mh and the first aorist passive subjunctive of aiscunw, to put to shame. Before him (ap autou). "From him," as if shrinking away from Christ in guilty surprise. See 2 Thessalonians 1:9 for this use of apo (from the face of the Lord).