12 I am writing to you, little children,
    because (A)your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know (B)him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
    because (C)you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, children,
    because (D)you know the Father.
14 I write to you, fathers,
    because you know (E)him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
    because (F)you are strong,
    and the word of God abides in you,
    and you have overcome the evil one.

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