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1 John 2:2-4 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

and he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we may be sure that we know him, if we keep his commandments.[a] He who says “I know him” but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him;

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  1. 2.3 Cf. the words of Jesus, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (Jn 14.15).
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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1 John 2:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers

We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

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