1 John 2:7-14 - The New Commandment

7 Beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you heard. 8 Again, a new commandment I write you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is past and the true light now appears.

9 He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness till now. 10 He that loves his brother continues in the light, and there is no offense in him; 11 but he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven on account of his name. 13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I wrote to you, little children, because you have known the Father. 14 I wrote to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I wrote to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God continues in you, and you have overcome the evil one.