1 John 2:12-14

12 I am writing to you, 1little children, because 2your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 3who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because 4you have overcome 5the evil one. I have written to you, children, because 6you know the Father.
14 I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 7who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are 8strong, and the 9word of God abides in you, and 10you have overcome the evil one.

1 John 2:12-14 In-Context

10 The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
11 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.
12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.
14 I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Cross References 10

  • 1. 1 John 2:1
  • 2. Acts 13:38; 1 Corinthians 6:11
  • 3. 1 John 1:1
  • 4. John 16:33; 1 John 2:14; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 5:4; Revelation 2:7
  • 5. Matthew 5:37; 1 John 2:14; 1 John 3:12; 1 John 5:18
  • 6. John 14:7; 1 John 2:3
  • 7. 1 John 1:1
  • 8. Ephesians 6:10
  • 9. John 5:38; John 8:37; 1 John 1:10
  • 10. 1 John 2:13
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