1 John 2:13-15Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known the One from the beginning. I am writing to you, young-men, because you have overcome the evil one.
I Wrote To You Because of Who And What You Already Know
14 I wrote[a]to you, children, because you have known the Father. I wrote to you, fathers, because you have known the One from the beginning. I wrote to you, young-men, because you are strong ones, and the word of God is abiding in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
So Don’t Love The World Or Pursue Its Desires. The One Doing God’s Will Abides Forever
15 Do not be loving the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone is loving the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:14John may mean ‘wrote’ from the readers viewpoint when they receive the letter, ‘writing’ (v 12-13) from his viewpoint as he writes; or, ‘wrote’ what he has already written, ‘writing’ the whole letter. Some think the change in tense is merely stylistic.
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