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1 John 2:1

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.



This is written to you so that you will not sin.
These things are written to you so that you will not sin and violate God’s law.

But if anybody does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate who will intercede for us with the Father: Jesus Christ the righteous, the upright, the just One, who conforms to the Father’s will in every way—purpose, thought, and action.

1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”



The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

The eyes of the Lord are looking favorably upon the righteous, the upright, and His ears are attentive to their prayer eager to answer, but the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil.

Psalm 34:12-16
12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Hebrews 10:36-38

36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

37 “For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”



God:
“But my righteous one will live by faith.
“But My righteous one, the one justified by faith, shall live by faith, respecting man’s relationship to God and trusting Him.

And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
And if he draws back, shrinking in fear, My soul has no delight in him.

Habakkuk 2:4
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.