Overcoming the World

1 1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is 2born of God, and whoever loves the Father 3loves the child born of Him.
References for 1 John 5:1
    • a 5:1 - I.e. Messiah
    • b 5:1 - Or "begotten"
    • c 5:1 - Lit "one who begets"
    • d 5:1 - Or "begotten"
      2 4By this we know that 5we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.
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      3 For 6this is the love of God, that we 7keep His commandments; and 8His commandments are not burdensome.
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      4 For whatever is 9born of God 10overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith.
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      5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who 11believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
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      6 This is the One who came 12by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is 13the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
      References for 1 John 5:6
        • g 5:6 - Lit "in"
        • h 5:6 - Lit "in"
        • i 5:6 - Lit "in"
          7 For there are 14three that testify:
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          8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
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            • j 5:8 - A few late mss add "...in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit"
            • k 5:8 - Lit "for the one thing"
              9 15If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that 16He has testified concerning His Son.
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              10 The one who believes in the Son of God 17has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has 18made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.
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              11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us 19eternal life, and 20this life is in His Son.
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              12 21He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
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              This Is Written That You May Know

              13 22These things I have written to you who 23believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have 24eternal life.
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              14 This is 25the confidence which we have before Him, that, 26if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
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              15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever * we ask, 27we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
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              16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, 28he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. 29There is a sin leading to death; 30I do not say that he should make request for this.
              References for 1 John 5:16
                • m 5:16 - Lit "sinning"
                • n 5:16 - Or "God will give him life," that is, "to those who..."
                  17 31All unrighteousness is sin, and 32there is a sin not leading to death.
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                  18 33We know that 34no * one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God 35keeps him, and 36the evil one does not 37touch him.
                  References for 1 John 5:18
                    • o 5:18 - Or "begotten"
                    • p 5:18 - Or "begotten"
                      19 38We know that 39we are of God, and that 40the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
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                      20 And 41we know that 42the Son of God has come, and has 43given us understanding so that we may know 44Him who is true; and we 45are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. 46This is the true God and 47eternal life.