Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word which ye have heard from the beginning.
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is past and the true light now shineth.
He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him.
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake.
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that isŒfrom the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.