1 John 5:9-19 NIV

9 We accept man's testimony,1 but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God,2 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.3 Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar,4 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,5 and this life is in his Son.6

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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.7

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Concluding Remarks

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God8 so that you may know that you have eternal life.9

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14 This is the confidence10 we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.11

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15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know12 that we have what we asked of him.13

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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.14 I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death.15 I am not saying that he should pray about that.16

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

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      18 We know that anyone born of God19 does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one20 cannot harm him.21

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      19 We know that we are children of God,22 and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.23

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