1 EVERY one who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and every one who loves the father who gave him life loves every one who has received life from that father.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do his commands.
3 For this is the love of God, our keeping his commands. And his commands are not burden-some,
4 because all that is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.
5 Who is the conqueror of the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ. Not with the water only, but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
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8 For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are in accord.
9 If we accept the testimony of men the testimony of God is greater; for this is God's testimony, that he has testified regarding his Son.
10 He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony within himself. He who does not believe God has made him a liar; because he has not believed the testimony which God has borne regarding his Son.
11 This is the testimony: that God has given to us life eternal and this life is in his Son.
12 He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life.
13 I am writing this to you so that you may know that you have life eternal, you who believe in the name of the Son of God.
14 This is the confidence that we have toward him: that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
15 And if we know that he hears us when we ask anything, we know that we obtain the things that we have asked of him.
16 If any one sees his brother committing a sin that is not deadly, he must ask and God will give him life for those who are committing sin that is not deadly. There is sin that is deadly. I do not say that he should pray in behalf of that.
17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that is not deadly.
18 We know that every one who has been born of God lives without sinning, but he who was born of God keeps him, and the Evil One does not lay hold of him.
19 We know that we are of God and the whole world lies in the Evil One.
20 We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true and in his Son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life eternal.
21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.