1 John 5:7-17 NIV

7 For there are three1 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,2 but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God,3 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.4 Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar,5 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,6 and this life is in his Son.7

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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.8

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      Concluding Remarks

      13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God9 so that you may know that you have eternal life.10

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      14 This is the confidence11 we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.12

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      15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know13 that we have what we asked of him.14

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          16 If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life.15 I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death.16 I am not saying that he should pray about that.17

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          17 All wrongdoing is sin,18 and there is sin that does not lead to death.19

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