2:1 My little children, these things I write to you, that ye sin
not. And if any man sinneth, we have an advocate with the
Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours
only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
2:3 And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his
2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
2:5 But whoever keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of
God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.
2:6 He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also so to
walk, even as he walked.
2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning: The old
commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true
in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true
light now shineth.
2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is
in darkness even until now.
2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there
is no occasion of stumbling in him.
2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh
in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because darkness
hath blinded his eyes.
2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are
forgiven you for his name's sake.
2:13 I write to you, fathers, because ye have known him [that
is] from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye
have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children,
because ye have known the Father.
2:14 I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him
[that is] from the beginning. I have written to you, young men,
because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and
ye have overcome the wicked one.
2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the
world. If any man loveth the world, the love of the Father is
not in him.
2:16 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 from the
Father, but is from the world.
2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust of it: but he that
doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard
that antichrist cometh, even now are there many antichrists; by
which we know that it is the last time.
2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they
had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us:
but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they
were not all of us.
2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all
2:21 I have not written to you because ye know not the truth,
but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
2:23 Whoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father:
[[but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].
2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from
the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning
shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in
2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even]
2:26 These [things] have I written to you concerning them that
2:27 But the anointing which ye have received from him abideth
in you, and ye need not that any man should teach you: but as
the same anointing teacheth you concerning all things, and is
truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall
abide in him.
2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that when he shall
appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him
at his coming.
2:29 If ye know that he is righteous ye know that every one that
doeth righteousness is born of him.