13 [a]I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. [b]I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome that wicked one. [c]I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
14 [d]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 that wicked one.
15 [e]Love not this [f]world, neither the things that are in this world. If any man love this world, the [g]love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:13He showeth that this doctrine agreeth to all ages, and first of all speaking to old men, he showeth that Christ and his doctrine are passing ancient, and therefore they be delighted with old things, nothing ought to be more acceptable unto them.
1 John 2:13He advertiseth young men, if they be desirous to show their strength that they have a most glorious combat set here before them, to wit, Satan the worst enemies, who must be overcome: willing them to be as sure of the victory as if they had already gotten it.
1 John 2:13Finally, he showeth to children, that true Father, from whom they have to look for all good things, is set forth unto them in the Gospel.
1 John 2:14He addeth afterward in like order, as many exhortations, as if he should say, Remember your fathers: as I wrote even now, that the everlasting Son of God is revealed to us. Remember ye young men, that that strength whereby I said that you put Satan to flight, is given you by the word of God, which dwelleth in you.
1 John 2:15The world which is full of wicked desires, lusts or pleasures, and pride, is utterly hated of our heavenly Father. Therefore the Father and the world cannot be loved together: and this admonition is very necessary for green and flourishing youth.
1 John 2:15He speaketh of the world, as it agreeth not with the will of God, for otherwise God is said to love the world with an infinite love, John 3:16, that is to say, those whom he chose out of the world.
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