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1 John 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Christ Our Advocate

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:1 -

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an [fn]Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:2 - and He Himself is the [fn]propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
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And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:4 - The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:5 - but whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:6 - the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
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Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:8 - [fn]On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:9 - The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:10 - The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:11 - But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness blinded his eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:12 -

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:13 - I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because [fn]you have known the Father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:14 - I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Do Not Love the World

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Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:16 - For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:17 - And the world is passing away, and also its lusts, but the one who does the will of God abides forever.
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Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared. From this we know that it is the last hour.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:19 - They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they were of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that [fn]it would be manifested that they all are not of us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:20 - [fn]But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:21 - I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and [fn]because no lie is of the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:22 - Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the [fn]Christ? This is the [fn]antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:23 - Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:24 - As for you, let that which you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:25 - And this is the promise which He Himself [fn]made to us: eternal life.
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These things I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:27 - And as for you, the anointing whom you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as He has taught you, [fn]abide in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:28 -

And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He is manifested, we may have confidence and not [fn]shrink away from Him in shame [fn]at His coming.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:29 - If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who does righteousness has been [fn]born of Him.
LSB Footnotes
Gr Paracletos, one called alongside to help; or Intercessor
Or satisfaction
Lit Again
Or you have come to know
Lit they would be revealed
Lit And
Or know that
Or Anointed One, cf. 2:27
Or one against the Anointed One, cf. 2:27
Lit promised us
Or you abide in Him; Gr indicative
Lit be put to shame from Him
Or in His presence
Or begotten

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