1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of Elohim! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
2Beloved ones, now we are children of Elohim. And it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3And everyone having this expectation in Him cleanses himself, as He is clean.
4Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
5And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
6Everyone staying in Him does not sin. Everyone sinning has neither seen Him nor known Him.#See 2:4 & 3 John v. 11.
7Little children, let no one lead you astray. The one doing righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.#See 2:29.
8The one doing sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested: to destroy the works of the devil.#See Titus 2:14.
9Everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, because His seed stays in him, and he is powerless to sin, because he has been born of Elohim.
10In this the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are manifest: Everyone not doing righteousness is not of Elohim,#See 3 John v. 11. neither the one not loving his brother.
11Because this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
12not as Qayin who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his works were wicked but those of his brother were righteous.
13Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you.#See John 15:18-19, John 17:14.
14We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. The one not loving his brother stays in death.
15Everyone hating his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has everlasting life staying in him.
16By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
17But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his tender affections from him, how does the love of Elohim stay in him?
18My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
19And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall set our hearts at rest before Him,
20that if our heart condemns us, Elohim is greater than our heart, and knows all.
21Beloved ones, if our heart does not condemn us, we have boldness toward Elohim.
22And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we guard His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.#Prov. 28:9, John 9:31, Jm. 5:16.
23And this is His command, that we should believe in the Name of His Son יהושע Messiah and love one another, as He gave us command.
24And the one guarding His commands stays in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He stays in us, by the Spirit which He gave us.#John 14:23-24, Acts 5:32, Rom. 8:7-11, 1 John 2:5, 1 John 4:13.