1 My little children, these things I write you that ye may not sin. And if one sin, we have an †Advocate with the Father, Jesus My little children, these things I write you that ye may not sin.
Christ the righteous: 2 and HE is the propitiation for our :sins; and not for :ours only, but also for the whole world. 3 And hereby we know that †we know him, if we keep his :commandments. 4 Who saith that I know him, and keepeth not his :commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this man; 5 but whoso keepeth his :word, in him hath truly the love of :God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: 6 who saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as HE walked.
7 Beloved, no new commandment write I to you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old :commandment is the word which ye heard. 8 Again, a new commandment write I to you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true :light already shineth. 9 Who saith he is in the light and hateth his :brother, is in the darkness even until now. 10 Who loveth his :brother abideth in the light, and no stumbling is in him. 11 But who hateth his :brother is in the darkness, and walketh in the darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath blinded his :eyes. 12 I write to you, little children, because your :sins are forgiven you for his :name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because ye know the Father. 14 I wrote to you, fathers, because ye know him who is from the beginning. I wrote to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of :God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the evil one. 15 Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any loveth the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 Because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of :life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but who doeth the will of :God abideth unto the age.
18 Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have many antichrists arisen: whereby we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that not all are of us. 20 And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, ye all know—21 I have not written to you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even who denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, hath not the Father either; who confesseth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let what YE heard from the beginning abide in you. If what ye heard from the beginning abide in you, YE also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise which himself promised us, the life :eternal. 26 These things have I written you concerning those deceiving you. 27 And the anointing which YE received of him abideth in you, and ye have no need that one teach you; but as his :anointing teacheth you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, abide in him. 28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, if he be manifested, we may have boldness, and be not shamed from him at his :presence. 29 If †ye know that he is righteous, know that every one that doeth :righteousness is begotten of him.