1 John 5
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1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten by God; and everyone who loves Him Who begat also loves him who has been begotten by Him. 2By this standard we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments. 3For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. 4Now then, everyone who is begotten by God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world--our faith.

5Who is the one who overcomes the world? Even the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 6This is He Who came by water and blood--Jesus the Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. 7And it is the Spirit that bears witness because the Spirit is the truth. 8For there are three that bear witness on the earth: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three witness unto the one truth.

9If we accept the witness of men, the witness of God is superior. For this is the witness of God, which He has witnessed concerning His Son. 10The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar because he has not believed in the witness that God has witnessed concerning His Son. 11And this is the witness: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12The one who has the Son has eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal life.

13These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God in order that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. 14And this is the confidence that we have toward Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15And if we know that He hears us, whatever we may ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.

16If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin that is not unto death, he shall ask, and He will give him life for those who do not sin unto death. There is a sin unto death; concerning that sin, I do not say that he should make any supplication to God. 17All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not unto death.

18We know that anyone who is begotten by God does not practice sin; for the one who has been begotten by God keeps himself by the power of God, and the wicked one does not touch him. 19We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. 20And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, so that we may know Him Who is true; and we are in Him Who is true, and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God, and the eternal life.

21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

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