2. Loving God and the Brothers
3 1And in this we 2know that we 3aknow Him, if we bkeep His 4commandments.
4 He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments is a 1aliar, and the 2btruth is not in this one;
5 But whoever akeeps His 1bword, truly in this one the 2clove of God has been 3dperfected. In this we know that we are 4ein Him.
6 He who says he 1aabides in Him ought himself also to bwalk even cas 2dHe walked.
7 Beloved, I am not writing a anew commandment to you but an 1old commandment, which you have had 2from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you bheard.
8 Yet again a 1new commandment I am writing to you, 2which is true in Him and in you because the 3adarkness is passing away and the true blight is already shining.
9 He who says he is ain the 1light and yet bhates his brother is in the darkness until now.
10 He who aloves his brother 1babides in the 2light, and there is no cause of cstumbling in him;
11 But he who 1ahates his brother is in the bdarkness and walks in the darkness and does not know where he is 2going, because the darkness has 3cblinded his eyes.