[a]He that saith he remaineth in him, ought even so to walk as he hath walked.

[b]Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning: this old commandment is that word, which ye have heard from the beginning.

[c]Again, a new commandment I write unto you, that [d]which is true in him: and also in you: for the darkness is past, and that true light now shineth.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:6 He that is one with Christ must needs live his life, that is, must walk in his steps.
  2. 1 John 2:7 The Apostle going about to expound the commandment of charity one toward another, telleth first, that when he urgeth holiness bringeth no new trade of life (as they use to do which devise traditions, one after another) but putteth them in mind of the same Law which God gave in the beginning, to wit, by Moses, at that time that God began to give Laws to his people.
  3. 1 John 2:8 He addeth that the doctrine indeed is old, but it is now after a sort new both in respect of Christ, and also of us: in whom he through the Gospel, engraveth his Law effectually, not in tables of stone, but in our minds.
  4. 1 John 2:8 Which thing (to wit, that the doctrine is new of which I write unto you) is true in him and in you.

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