1 My beloved children, I write these things to you, that ye may not sin. But if any one sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous, And he is the propitiation for our sins; 2 and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that faith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, verily in him the love of God is perfected: hereby we know that we are in him. 6 He that saith, he abideth in him, ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
7 Beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but the old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 8 Again, I do write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you: for the darkness is past away, and the true light now shineth.
9 He that saith, he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He that loveth his brother, abideth in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him. 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.
12 I have written to you, beloved children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name sake. 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. 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.
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world: if any one love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the desire of the flesh, and the desire of the eye, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the desire thereof; but he that doth the will of God abideth for ever.
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist cometh, so even now there are many Antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they 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 they were not all of us.
20 But ye have an anointing from the Holy one, and know all things. 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. 22 Who is that liar, but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist who denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, he hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son, hath the Father also.
24 Therefore let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning: if that which 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 he hath promised us, eternal life. 26 These things have I written to you, concerning them that seduce you.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any should teach you, save as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie; and as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in them.