1 John 2
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Jesus Our Advocate

1My little children, I write these to you, that ye sin not. And if any sin, we have an intercessor with the Father, Jesus Christ the just: 2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

3And in this we know that we have known him, if we should keep his commands. 4He saying, I have known him, and not keeping his commands, is a liar, and in him is not the truth. 5Whoever should keep his word, truly in him has the word of God been completed: in this we know that we are in him. 6He saying he remains in him ought, as he walked about, so also he to walk about.

A New Commandment

7Brethren, I write no new command to you, but an old command which ye had from the beginning. The old command is the word which ye heard from the beginning. 8Again, I write a new command to you, which is true in him and in you: for the darkness is passed away, and the true light already shines. 9He saying he is in the light, and hating his brother, is in the darkness even until now. 10He loving his brother remains in light, and there is no stumbling-block in him. 11And he hating his brother is in darkness, and walks about in darkness, and knows not where he goes forward, for darkness has blinded his eyes.

12I write to you, little children, for your sins are let go for his name. 13I write to you, fathers, for ye have known him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, for ye have conquered the evil. I write to you, young children, for ye have known the Father. 14I wrote to you, fathers, for ye have known him from the beginning. I wrote to you, young men, for ye are strong, and the word of God remains in you, and ye have conquered the evil.

Do Not Love the World

15Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For every thing which in the world, the eager desire of the flesh, and the eager desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passes away, and its eager desires: but he doing the will of God remains for ever.

Beware of Antichrists

18Young children, it is the last hour: and as ye have heard that antichrist comes, and now many antichrists have come; whence we know that it is the last hour. 19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they had remained with us, but, that they might be manifested, that they are not all of us. 20And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and know all things. 21I have not written to you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22Who is a liar if not he denying that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, denying the Father and the Son. 23Every one denying the Son, neither has the Father: he acknowledging the Son, has also the Father.

Remain in Christ

24What therefore ye have heard from the beginning, let remain in you. If it remain in you what ye heard from the beginning, ye also shall remain in the Son, and in the Father.

25And this is the promise which he promised us, eternal life.

26These I wrote to you concerning them deceiving you. 27And the anointing which ye received from him remains in you, and ye have no need that any teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is true, and is no lie, and as it taught you, ye shall remain in him.

28And now, little children, remain in him; that, when he be manifested, we might have freedom of speech, that we be not shamed from him in his presence. 29If ye know that he is just, ye know that every one doing justice has been born of him.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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