2. Loving God and the Brothers
  1. And in this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
  2. He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in this one;
  3. But whoever keeps His word, truly in this one the love of God has been perfected. In this we know that we are in Him.
  4. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.
  5. Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you but an old commandment, which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you heard.
  6. Yet again a new commandment I am writing to you, which is true in Him and in you because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
  7. He who says he is in the light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
  8. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause of stumbling in him;
  9. But he who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.