18 1Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and 2truth.
19 We will know by this that we are 3of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
20 in whatever * * our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
21 4Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have 5confidence before God;
22 and 6whatever * we ask we receive from Him, because we 7keep His commandments and do 8the things that are pleasing in His sight.
23 This is His commandment, that we 9believe in 10the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as 11He commanded * us.
24 The one who 12keeps His commandments 13abides in Him, and He in him. 14We know by this that 15He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.