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19 They left us, but they did not belong with us. If they had belonged with us, they would have stayed with us. But they left us so that people could see that all of them did not belong with us.

20 But the Holy One has given you a gift of understanding so that you all may know what is true.

21 I write to you, not because you do not know what is true, but because you do know. And you know that no lie is true.

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19 They went out from us,(A) 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.(B)

20 But you have an anointing(C) from the Holy One,(D) and all of you know the truth.[a](E) 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it(F) and because no lie comes from the truth.

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  1. 1 John 2:20 Some manuscripts and you know all things