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27 But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [[a]permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being [b]rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do].

28 And now, little children, abide (live, remain [c]permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming.

29 If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father’s will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [[d]God].

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:27 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  2. 1 John 2:27 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. 1 John 2:28 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  4. 1 John 2:29 Brooke F. Westcott, The Epistles of Saint John: When John thinks of God in relation to men, he never thinks of Him apart from Christ.

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