Walking in the Light
5 (A)This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that (B)God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 (C)If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and (D)do not practice the truth. 7 But (E)if we walk in the light, (F)as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and (G)the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 (H)If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and (I)the truth is not in us. 9 (J)If we confess our sins, he is (K)faithful and just to forgive us our sins and (L)to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, (M)we make him a liar, and (N)his word is not in us.
Christ Our Advocate
2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, (O)we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 (P)He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but (Q)also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we (R)keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments (S)is a liar, and (T)the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever (U)keeps his word, in him truly (V)the love of God is perfected. (W)By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he (X)abides in him (Y)ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
The New Commandment
7 Beloved, I am writing you (Z)no new commandment, but (AA)an old commandment (AB)that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. 8 At the same time, it is (AC)a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because[a] (AD)the darkness is passing away and (AE)the true light is already shining. 9 Whoever says he is in the light and (AF)hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him[b] there is no (AG)cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and (AH)walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.