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II.  My little children, these things I write to you, that ye may not sin. And if any one have sinned, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

2And he is a propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

3And in this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

4He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5But whoever keeps his word, of a truth in him the love of God is perfected. In this we know that we are in him.

6He that says he abides in him ought, as he walked, himself also so to walk.

7Beloved, I write not to you a new commandment, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye heard from the beginning.

8Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light now shines.

9He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now.

10He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.

11But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness blinded his eyes.

12I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for his name's sake.

13I write to you, fathers, because ye know him that was 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.

14I wrote to you, fathers, because ye know him that was from the beginning. I wrote to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and ye have overcome the evil one.

15Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any one loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16Because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the empty pomp of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17And the world is passing away, and the lust thereof; but he that does the will of God abides forever.

18Little children, it is the last time; and as ye heard that antichrist should come, even now many antichrists have arisen; from whence we know that it is the last time.

19They went out from among us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but it was in order that they might be made manifest, that all are not of us.

20And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and know all things.

21I wrote not to you because ye do not know the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

22Who is the liar, but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son.

23Every one that denies the Son, the same has not the Father; he that acknowledges the Son has also the Father.

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

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

26These things I wrote to you concerning those who seduce you.

27And the anointing which ye received from him abides in you, and ye have no need that any one teach you; but, as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is truth, and is not a lie, and even as it taught you, abide in him.

28And now, little children, abide in him; that, if he should be manifested, we may have confidence, and not turn away from him with shame at his coming.

29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that does righteousness has been begotten of him.