Deceptions of the Last Hour

18 (A)Little children, (B)it is the last hour; and as you have heard that (C)the[a] Antichrist is coming, (D)even now many antichrists have come, by which we know (E)that it is the last hour. 19 (F)They went out from us, but they were not of us; for (G)if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out (H)that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

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  1. 1 John 2:18 NU omits the

18 Children, (A)it is the last hour; and just as you heard that (B)antichrist is coming, (C)even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 (D)They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, (E)so that [a]it would be evident that they all are not of us.

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  1. 1 John 2:19 Lit they would be revealed

Warnings Against Denying the Son

18 Dear children, this is the last hour;(A) and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,(B) even now many antichrists have come.(C) This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us,(D) but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.(E)

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18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

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22 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and (A)wonders to deceive, if possible, even the [a]elect.

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  1. Mark 13:22 chosen ones

22 for false christs and (A)false prophets will arise, and will provide (B)signs and (C)wonders, in order to mislead, if possible, the elect.

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22 For false messiahs and false prophets(A) will appear and perform signs and wonders(B) to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

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22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

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Beware of Antichrist Deceivers

For (A)many deceivers have gone out into the world (B)who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. (C)This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

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For (A)many deceivers have (B)gone out into the world, those who (C)do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is (D)the deceiver and the (E)antichrist.

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I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ(A) as coming in the flesh,(B) have gone out into the world.(C) Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.(D)

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For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

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and every spirit that does not confess [a]that Jesus [b]Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

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  1. 1 John 4:3 NU omits that
  2. 1 John 4:3 NU omits Christ has come in the flesh

and every spirit that (A)does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the (B)antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and (C)now it is already in the world.

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but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist,(A) which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.(B)

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And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

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22 (A)Who is a liar but he who denies that (B)Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.

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22 Who is the liar except (A)the one who denies that Jesus is the [a]Christ? This is (B)the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

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  1. 1 John 2:22 I.e., Messiah

22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.(A)

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22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

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17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has [a]the mark or (A)the name of the beast, (B)or the number of his name.

18 (C)Here is wisdom. Let him who has (D)understanding calculate (E)the number of the beast, (F)for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

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  1. Revelation 13:17 NU, M the mark, the name