1 John 5

Overcoming the World

1 a  Everyone who believes that b  Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and c  everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 2 d  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3For e  this is the love of God, that we f  keep his commandments. And g  his commandments are not burdensome. 4For h  everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the worldi  our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes j  that Jesus is the Son of God?

Testimony Concerning the Son of God

6This is he who came k  by water and bloodJesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And l  the Spirit is the one who testifies, because m  the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify: 8the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. 9 n  If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God o  that he has borne concerning his Son. 10Whoever believes in the Son of God p  has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God q  has made him a liar, r  because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11And this is the testimony, that God gave us s  eternal life, and t  this life is in his Son. 12 u  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

That You May Know

13I write v  these things to you who w  believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is x  the confidence that we have toward him, that y  if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

16If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and z  God
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will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. ab  There is sin that leads to death; ac  I do not say that one should pray for that.
17 ad  All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

18We know that ae  everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but af  he who was born of God ag  protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

19We know that we are from God, and ah  the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

20And we know that the Son of God has come and ai  has given us understanding, so that we may know aj  him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and ak  eternal life. 21Little children al  keep yourselves from idols.

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