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the one claiming to be abiding in Him ought just as that One walked also himself thus to be walking.

If We Are Loving One Another, We Are Abiding In The Light

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old[a] commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard. Yet-again I am writing a new[b] commandment to you, which[c] is true[d] in Him and in you, because[e] the darkness is passing-away and the true Light[f] is already shining.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:7 Some think it is old in the sense that it is in the Law of Moses; others, in that it was spoken by Jesus Himself; others, in that the readers have had it since they first became Christians.
  2. 1 John 2:8 That is, ‘new’ in that it is Christ’s ‘new commandment’, Jn 13:34. Or, ‘new’ in that John gives us here a fresh statement of the old command they heard from the beginning.
  3. 1 John 2:8 This does not refer back to ‘new commandment’, as it appears in English. John may mean ‘all of which’ (everything included in what I am writing here); or, ‘the newness of which’.
  4. 1 John 2:8 That is, genuinely present, truly seen.
  5. 1 John 2:8 John may be explaining why he is writing (as in v 12-14); or, why it is true in Him and in you (because His light is shining in you).
  6. 1 John 2:8 Or, light.

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