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JOHN.

THAT which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the (2)1 Word of life "(and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was mani3 fested unto us); "that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and (4) with his Son Jesus Christ: "and these things we write, that our joy may be fulfilled.

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And this is the message which we have heard from him, and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is 6 no darkness at all. "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not (7 the truth: "but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood 8 of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not 9 in us. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrightIO eousness. "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye may not sin. And if any man sin, we have an Advo(2 cate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: "and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but

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(3) also for the whole world. "And hereby know we that we know him, if we keep his commandments. "He that saith,

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I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him: "but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Here(6 by know we that we are in him: "he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

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Beloved, no new commandment write I unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye heard. 8) "Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is 9 passing away, and the true light already shineth. "He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in Io the darkness even until now. "He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stum(11 bling in him. "But he that hateth his brother is in the darkness, and walketh in the darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath blinded his

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I write unto you, my little children, because your sins 13 are forgiven you for his name's sake. "I write unto you, fathers, because ye know him which is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil one. 1I have written unto you, little children, because "I have written unto you, ye know the Father. fathers, because ye know him which is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye 15 have overcome the evil one. "Love not the world, neither

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the things that are in the world. If any man love the 16 world, the love of the Father is not in him. "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the

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A. V. CH. II. 2 (the sins of); 3 (do); 5 is; 6 [so]; 7 | Brethren |..(have). . [from the beginning]; 8 past..now; II (that); 13 have known.. that.. wicked.. | write |.. have known; 14 have known. . that.. wicked.

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eyes, and the vainglory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth

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Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many anti(19) christs; whereby we know that it is the last hour. "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest 1how that 20 they all are not of us. "And ye have an anointing from 21 the Holy One, and ye know all things.

"I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and 3 because no lie is of the truth. "Who is the liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even he that denieth the (23 Father and the Son. "Whosoever denieth the Son, the

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same hath not the Father: he that confesseth the Son (24 hath the Father also. "As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide (25) in the Son, and in the Father. "And this is the promise 26 which he promised us, even the life eternal. "These things have I written unto you concerning them that (27 would lead you astray. "And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as his anointing teacheth you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and 28 even as it taught you, ye abide in him. "And now, my little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed "be1 Or, that not all are of us 2 Some very ancient authorities read and ye all know. 3 Or, that 4 Some ancient authorities read you. 5 Or, so it is true, and is no lie; and even as &c. 6 Or, abide ye "Gr. from him.

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A.V.-16 pride; 18 time.. (have). . shall come..are. . time; 19 (no doubt).. were; 20 But ..unction; 21 || that ||; 22 a..He; 23 [but]..acknowledgeth; 24 [therefore].. (have).. (have) ..shall remain .. continue; 25 that..(hath); 26 seduce; 27 But..(have).. man .. | the same..of..truth.. (hath).. | shall | 28 | when ..appear..confidence.

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Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God: and such we are. For this cause the world knoweth us not, (2 because it knew him not. "Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is. "And one that hath this hope set on him purifieth himself, even 4 as he is pure. "Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness and sin is lawlessness. "And ye know that he was manifested to take away sins; and in him is no sin. 6 "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sin7 neth hath not seen him, neither 5knoweth him. "My little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth 8) righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous: "he that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 "Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because hist

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seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is 10 begotten of God. "In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not I his brother. "For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another: (12 "not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

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Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you.

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know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death. "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in (16 him. "Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the (17 brethren. "But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him? (18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither with (19 the tongue; but in deed and truth. "Hereby shall we

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know that we are of the truth, and shall 1assure our heart 20 before him, "whereinsoever our heart condemn us; because God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all (21) things. "Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness toward God; "and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in his sight. "And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave 24 us commandment. "And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he gave

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4 I Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God: because many false prophets 2 are gone out into the world. "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is (3) come in the flesh is of God: "and every spirit which 3 confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already. "Ye are of God, my

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