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13 I write to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is (A)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 (B)known the Father.
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 (C)you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.

Do Not Love the World

15 (D)Do not love the world or the things in the world. (E)If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.(A)
I am writing to you, young men,
    because you have overcome(B) the evil one.(C)

14 I write to you, dear children,(D)
    because you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.(E)
I write to you, young men,
    because you are strong,(F)
    and the word of God(G) lives in you,(H)
    and you have overcome the evil one.(I)

On Not Loving the World

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.(J) If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them.(K)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:15 Or world, the Father’s love

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