1 John 5

Overcoming the World

1 a  Whoever believes that Jesus is the
I.e. Messiah
Christ is
Or begotten
,
d  born of God, and whoever loves the
Lit one who begets
Father f  loves the child
Or begotten
born of Him.
2 h  By this we know that i  we love the children of God, when we love God and
Lit do
observe His commandments.
3For k  this is the love of God, that we l  keep His commandments; and m  His commandments are not burdensome. 4For whatever is
Or begotten
,
o  born of God p  overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the worldour faith.

5Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who q  believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6This is the One who came r  by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not
Lit in
with the water only, but
Lit in
with the water and
Lit in
with the blood. It is v  the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7For there are w  three that testify: 8
A few late mss add ...in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit
the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are
Lit for the one thing
in agreement.
9 z  If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that aa  He has testified concerning His Son. 10The one who believes in the Son of God ab  has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has ac  made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. 11And the testimony is this, that God has given us ad  eternal life, and ae  this life is in His Son. 12 af  He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

This Is Written That You May Know

13 ag  These things I have written to you who ah  believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have ai  eternal life. 14This is aj  the confidence which we have
Lit toward
before Him, that, al  if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask am  we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

16If anyone sees his brother
Lit sinning
committing a sin not leading to death ao  he shall ask and
Or God will give him life, that is, to those who...
God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. aq  There is a sin leading to death; ar  I do not say that he should make request for this.
17 as  All unrighteousness is sin, and at  there is a sin not leading to death.

18 au  We know that av  no one who is
Or begotten
born of God sins; but He who was
Or begotten
born of God ay  keeps him, and az  the evil one does not ba  touch him.
19 bb  We know that bc  we are of God, and that bd  the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 20And be  we know that bf  the Son of God has come, and has bg  given us understanding so that we may know bh  Him who is true; and we bi  are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. bj  This is the true God and bk  eternal life.

21 bl  Little children, guard yourselves from bm  idols.
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