(From: 1 JOHN - 2:7-17)
C. 2:7-17 DIVINE FELLOWSHIP IS VICTORIOUS
1. 2:7-8 GOD’S WORD IN VICTORY
a. 2:7 THE WORD: THE OLD COMMANDMENT
A-ga-peTOI, ouk en-toLEN kaiNEN GRAphohuMIN,
Beloved, no new commandment write I to you,
all’ en-toLEN pa-laiAN en EIche-te ap’ arCHES:
but an old commandment which you had from thebeginning:
heen-toLEhepa-laiA es-tin ho LOgos hon eKOUsa-te.
the old :commandment is the word which you heard.
b. 2:8 A WALK IN LIGHT AND LOVE: A NEW COMMANDMENT
PAlin, en-toLEN kaiNEN GRAphohuMIN, HO es-tin a-leTHES en auTOkai en huMIN;
Again, a new commandment write I to you, which thing is true in him and in you;
HOti heskoTIa paRAge-tai, kai to phos to a-le-thiNON EdePHAInei .
because the darkness is passing away, and the true :light already shines.
2. 2:9-11 GOD’S LOVE IN VICTORY
a. 2:9 Who says he is in the light and hates his :brother, is in the darkness evenuntil now.
Ho LEgon en tophoTI EInai kai ton a-delPHON auTOU miSON , en teskoTIa esTIN HEos ARti.
b. 2:10 Who loves his :brother abides in the light, and no stumbling is in him.
ho a-gaPON ton a-delPHON auTOU en tophoTI MEnei, kai SKANda-lon en auTOouk EStin.
c. 2:11 A BLIND WALK: RESULT OF HATRED OF BROTHER
ho de miSON ton a-delPHON auTOU en teskoTIa esTIN,
But who hates his :brother is in the darkness,
kai en teskoTIa pe-ri-paTEI, kai ouk OIden pou huPAgei,
and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes,
HOti heskoTIa eTUPHlo-sen tous oph-thalMOUS auTOU.
because the darkness has blinded his :eyes.
3. 2:12-17 GOD’S KNOWLEDGE IN VICTORY
a. 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your :sins are forgiven you for his :name’s sake.
GRAphohuMIN, tekNIa, HOti aPHEon-tai huMIN hai ha-marTIai diA to Ono-ma auTOU.
b. 2:13a I write to you, fathers, because you know him who isfrom thebeginning.
GRAphohuMIN, paTEres, HOti egNOka-te ton ap’ arCHES.
c. 2:13b I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.
GRAphohuMIN, ne-aNISkoi , HOti ne-niKEka-te ton po-neRON .
d. 2:13c I wrote to you, little children, because you know the Father.
Egra-psa huMIN, paiDIa , HOti egNOka-te ton paTEra.
e. 2:14a I wrote to you, fathers, because you know him who isfrom thebeginning.
Egra-psa huMIN, paTEres, HOti egNOka-ton ap’ arCHES.
f. 2:14b THREE QUALIFICATIONS FOR YOUNG MEN IN CHRIST!
Egra-psa huMIN, ne-aNISkoi, HOti is-chuROI es-te,
I wrote to you, young men, because you are strong,
kai ho LOgos tou TheOU en huMIN MEnei , kai ne-niKEka-te ton po-neRON.
and the word of :God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
g. 2:15a Love not the world, neither the thingsin the world.
mea-gaPAte ton KOSmon, meDE ta en toKOSmo.
h. 2:15b If any loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
eAN tis a-gaPA ton KOSmon, ouk EStin heaGApetou paTROS en auTO.
i. 2:16 OPPOSITES: THE WORLD AND THE FATHER!
HOti pan to en toKOSmo, hee-pi-thuMIa tes sarKOS 
Because all that isin the world, the lust of the flesh
kai hee-pi-thuMIa ton oph-thalMON kai hea-la-zoNIa tou BIou ,
and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of :life,
ouk EStin ek tou paTROS, alLA ek tou KOSmou esTIN.
is not of the Father, but is of the world.
j. 2:17 THE TRANSITORY WORLD VERSUS THE ETERNAL GOD
kai ho KOSmos paRAge-tai , kai hee-pi-thuMIa auTOU:
And the world passes away, and the lust thereof:
Ho de poiON to THEle-ma tou TheOU MEnei eis ton aiOna .
but who does the will of :God abides unto the age.
NOTE: Many Bible students have noted that God loves to set forth truth in “threes”. The Triunity of the Godhead is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Man is made in the image of God: body, soul and spirit. Moses’ Tabernacle and Solomon’s Temple are Outer Court, Holy Place and Holy of Holies.
Now here in 1 John we find two more, out of scores of examples of 3-fold truths. The Holy Spirit through John writes to - little children, young men and fathers. God would have us all reach the third stage, yet we all start out in the Kingdom of God as little children. Natural birth, growth and development are a fitting type of this.
Then John takes “young men”, and reveals the potential of a three-fold victory: strong, the word of God abiding, and overcoming the evil one.
The above are less than 10 examples of 3-fold truths. Out of curiosity I have listed over 100 such examples. You who read this might obtain a blessing by seeing how many you can collate from Bible study. - J.A.W.