1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. Whoever loves him that causes the birth also loves him that is born.
2 This is how we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
4 Everything born from God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world, even our faith.
5 Who is the one who conquers overcomesprevails over the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ. He did not come with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. The Spirit gives witness because it is the truth.
7 There are three that testify: Latin Vulgate: tres testimonium: three that testify.
8 The Spirit, the water, and the blood, and the three are in agreement accordconcurrenceharmony. Latin Vulgate: Spiritus et aqua et sanguis et tres unum: Spirit, water, and blood are united.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. The witness of God is this, that he gave witness concerning his Son.
10 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in him. He who does not believe God made him a liar because he does not believe the testimony God gives concerning his Son.
11 The testimony is this that God gave us everlasting life and this life is in his Son.
12 He who has the Son has the life. He who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
13 I wrote these things so you who believe in the name of the Son of God may know you have everlasting life.
14 This is the confidence that we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
15 If we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions requests that we have asked of him.
16 If any man see his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he will ask, and God will give him life for them that sin not leading to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I do not say that he should make request concerning this.
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not leading to death.
18 We know that no one who is born of God practices sin. He who was born from God watches over himself, and the evil one does not touch him.
19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of theunder control of the evil one.
20 We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding. We know him that is true for we are in him who is true, and in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and everlasting life.
21 My little children guard protect yourselves from idols.