1 John 5:5-15 NIV

5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.1

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      6 This is the one who came by water and blood2--Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.3

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      7 For there are three4 that testify:

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      8 thea Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

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        • a 5:8 - ,8 Late manuscripts of the Vulgate "testify in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. 8 And there are three that testify on earth: the" (not found in any Greek manuscript before the fourteenth century)
          9 We accept man's testimony,5 but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God,6 which he has given about his Son.

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          10 Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart.7 Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar,8 because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.

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          11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life,9 and this life is in his Son.10

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          12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.11

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          Concluding Remarks

          13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God12 so that you may know that you have eternal life.13

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          14 This is the confidence14 we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.15

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          15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know16 that we have what we asked of him.17

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