1 John 2
1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone
sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the
truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we
know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
7 Brethren, I do not write a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which
you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word which you heard
from the beginning.
8 Again, I write a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because
the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.
10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is nothing in him to cause
11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know
where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you through His name.
13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him from the beginning. I write to
you, young men, because you have overcome evil. I write to you, little children, because
you have known the Father.
14 I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him 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 evil.
15 Do not love the world or 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, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of
life; is not of the Father but is of the world.
17 And the world is passing away, and its lust; but he who does the will of God abides
18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is
coming, even now many antichrists have risen up, by which we know that it is the last
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would
have remained with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that not all
of them are of us.
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it,
and that not any lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he who denies, saying that Jesus is not the Christ? He is antichrist
who denies the Father and the Son.
23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father.
24 Therefore let abide in you that which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that He has promised us: Eternal Life.
26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to lead you astray.
27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will remain in Him.
28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He is revealed, we may have confidence and not be distanced from Him in shame at His coming.
29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who produces
righteousness is born of Him.