1 John 1:1; 1 John 1:3; 1 John 2:5; 1 John 2:7-8; 1 John 2:24-25; 1 John 2:27; 1 John 3:11; 1 John 3:17; 1 John 3:20; 1 John 3:22; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4:3; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 4:15-16; 1 John 4:20; 1 John 5:14-15
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life -
what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.