Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the message which you have heard.
Again, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light already is shining.
The one who says [he] is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
The one who loves his brother resides in the light, and [there] is no cause for stumbling in him.
But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.