12 I am writing to you, little children, because 1your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know 2him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because 3you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because 4you know the Father.
14 I write to you, fathers, because you know 5him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because 6you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.