1 John 2 …entire chapter

My little children (Christian converts), these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate* with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

* G3875 παράκλητος parakletos (pa-ra’-klee-tos) n. one called near (to give help). Typically this word is used as “attorney” yet we can see from its true definition it is a person that comes along side as an aid or counselor. This should lead a person to the understanding that Yeshua is there to shape our behavior and teach us the proper path. This is a difference in understanding from the “attorney” attempting to plead our case.

Would our approach to life look differently based on this?

And he is the propitiation* for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

*G2434 ἱλασμός hilasmos (hiy-laz-mos’) n. one who makes atonement for another. This is the action made of the High Priest. Exodus 30:10 “And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the Lord.”

And hereby we do know that we know* him, if we keep his commandments**.

*G1097 γινώσκω ginosko (ǰiy-nō’-skō) v. to absolutely know (i.e. knowing, but not merely to know based on personal observation or perception, but also based on actual rational truth; not merely that which is based on or bound only by sight and experience; such knowing comes from Yahweh to completely grasp and have the comprehension of, as well as why and how, and to have the astuteness to apply it freely without error).


He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments (Torah), is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk*, even as he walked.

*G4043 περιπατέω peripateo (pe-riy-pa-te’-ō) v. to live, deport oneself (especially as proof of ability).

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

He that saith he is in the light (Gods kindled glory), and hateth his brother, is in darkness (blindness, misery) even until now.

10 He that loveth* his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling** in him.

*G25 ἀγαπάω agapao (a-ğa-paō’) v. to love. {Chiefly of the heart (wholehearted, unconditional, devoted) while G5368 is chiefly of the head (feelings, conditional, sentimental)}

** G4625 σκάνδαλον skandalon (skan’-d̮a-lon) n. “scandal”, offence, thing that offends.

11 But he that hateth* his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

*G3404 μισέω miseo (miy-se’-ō) v. 1. to hate. 2. (especially) to persecute.

12 I write unto you, little children (Christian converts), because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.

13 I write unto you, fathers*, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men**, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children***, because ye have known the Father.

(These references have nothing to do with age. John is relating to them by their spiritual age. Father would be the leaders and teachers of the Torah, young men are the “hands and feet” of the faith and the children are the new converts.)

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that 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 have overcome the wicked one.

15 Love not the world*, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

*G2889 κόσμος kosmos (koz’-mos) n. 1. orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration. 2. (by implication) the world including its inhabitants. John is telling us of the order of operation for the world controlled by Satan. While YHVH is the ultimate authority Satan pushes the buttons of the fallen world.

Matthew 4:8-9 “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.

18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosadult-1869621_1920oever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

“But for the time being, to you the new converts, be inseparably united with Yeshua; so that, when He is revealed we may have complete assurance, not to be disgraced before Yeshua at His return.”

29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.


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