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1 John 2:13-15 Expanded Bible (EXB)

13 I write to you, fathers [C probably senior members of the congregation],
    ·because [or that] you know the One who existed from the beginning [C Christ; John 1:1].
I write to you, young people,
    ·because [or that] you have ·defeated [conquered; overcome] the Evil One.
14 I ·write [or have written] to you, children,
    ·because [or that] you ·know [have come to know] the Father.
I ·write [or have written] to you, fathers,
    ·because [or that] you ·know [have come to know] the One who existed from the beginning [2:13].
I ·write [or have written] to you, young people,
    ·because [or that] you are strong;
    the ·teaching [L word] of God ·lives [abides; remains] in you,
    and you have ·defeated [conquered; overcome] the Evil One.

15 Do not love the world or the things ·in [associated with] the world. If you love the world, the love ·of [or for] the Father is not in you [James 4:4].

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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1 John 2:13-15 New International Version (NIV)

13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
    because you have overcome the evil one.

14 I write to you, dear children,
    because you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
    because you are strong,
    and the word of God lives in you,
    and you have overcome the evil one.

On Not Loving the World

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 John 2:15 Or world, the Father’s love
New International Version (NIV)

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