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1 John 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Test of Knowing Christ

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:1 - My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:2 - And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
The Test of Knowing Him

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:3 - Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:4 - He who says, “I 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 the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:6 - He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:7 - Brethren,[fn] I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:8 - Again, 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 is already shining.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:9 - He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:10 - He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:11 - But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Their Spiritual State

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:12 - I write to you, little children,
Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:13 - I write to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
Because you have overcome the wicked one.
I write to you, little children,
Because you have known the Father.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:14 - I have written to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is 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 wicked one.
Do Not Love the World

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:15 - Do not love the world or 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, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:17 - And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Deceptions of the Last Hour

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:18 - Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the[fn] Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:19 - 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 none of them were of us.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:20 - But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:21 - I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:22 - Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:23 - Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
Let Truth Abide in You

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:24 - Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. 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 that He has promised us—eternal life.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:26 - These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:27 - But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will[fn] abide in Him.
The Children of God

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:28 - And now, little children, abide in Him, that when[fn] He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:29 - If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads Beloved.
NU-Text omits from the beginning.
NU-Text omits the.
NU-Text reads you all know.
NU-Text reads you abide.
NU-Text reads if.
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