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1 John 2

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1 John 2

1 John 2 is the second chapter of the First Epistle of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The epistle is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some of the oldest manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; complete)
  • Papyrus 74 (7th century; extant: verses 1-2,7,13-14,18-19,25-26)
  • This chapter is divided into 29 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 1 John 2:1-2 = Fellowship with Him and One Another
  • 1 John 2:3-11 = The Test of Knowing Him
  • 1 John 2:12-14 = Their Spiritual State
  • 1 John 2:15-17 = Do Not Love the World
  • 1 John 2:18-23 = Deceptions of the Last Hour
  • 1 John 2:24-27 = Let Truth Abide in You
  • 1 John 2:28-29 = The Children of God
  • Verse 1

    New King James Version

    My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

    Verse 2

    New King James Version

    And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

    Verse 18

    New King James Version

    Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

    Verse 27

    New King James Version

    But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.


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