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Brother here is referring to a fellow Christian. See 1 John 3:13 (ESV), "Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you." If the word brothers there implied the whole world, then this statement would make no sense. In 1 John 3:14 and 16, John uses the term "the brothers". You would never add the word "the" if it implied the whole world. 1 John ...
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