1 John 2:7-17
New King James Version
7 [a]Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had (A)from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard [b]from the beginning. 8 Again, (B)a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, (C)because the darkness is passing away, and (D)the true light is already shining.
9 (E)He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 (F)He who loves his brother abides in the light, and (G)there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who (H)hates his brother is in darkness and (I)walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Their Spiritual State
12 I write to you, little children,
Because (J)your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.
13 I write to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is (K)from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
Because you have overcome the wicked one.
I write to you, little children,
Because you have (L)known the Father.
14 I have written to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men,
Because (M)you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.
Do Not Love the World
15 (N)Do not love the world or the things in the world. (O)If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, (P)the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And (Q)the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.Read full chapter