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Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as [a]a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [the [b]doctrine of salvation through Christ].

Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness ([c]moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light ([d]the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:6 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  2. 1 John 2:7 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
  3. 1 John 2:8 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  4. 1 John 2:8 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.

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