1 John 2:13
I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men…
God's own Word, and especially His record concerning Jesus, dwelling in your inmost heart. This is the helm by which alone your course through life will be safely steered. It matters little to a steamship how powerful her engines may be if she have no rudder. The stronger the engines, the more needed the helm. The greater our strength, the greater our need of guidance. The boat race is sometimes won, not through superior strength, but through superior steering; and many a young man has failed in life, not so much for want of strength as for want of good steering. Let the Word of God abide in you, and you will be led aright.
(J. T. Davidson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
WEB: I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.