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1 John 2:7-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A New Commandment

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word that you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because[a] the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says, “I am in the light,” while hating a brother or sister,[b] is still in the darkness. 10 Whoever loves a brother or sister[c] lives in the light, and in such a person[d] there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates another believer[e] is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and does not know the way to go, because the darkness has brought on blindness.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 2:8 Or that
  2. 1 John 2:9 Gk hating a brother
  3. 1 John 2:10 Gk loves a brother
  4. 1 John 2:10 Or in it
  5. 1 John 2:11 Gk hates a brother
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