1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, a we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And b He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but c also for the whole world. 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a d liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But e whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God 1 is perfected f in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 g He who says he abides in Him h ought himself also to walk just as He walked.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.