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1 John 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Everyone who has faith that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God: and everyone who has love for the Father has love for his child. 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
2 In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard. 3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith. 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who is able to overcome the world but the man who has faith that Jesus is the Son of God? 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
6 This is he who came by water and by blood, Jesus Christ; not by water only but by water and by blood. 6 This is the one who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is true. 7 For there are three that testify:
8 There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water, and the blood: and all three are in agreement. 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 If we take the witness of men to be true, the witness of God is greater: because this is the witness which God has given about his Son. 9 We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.
10 He who has faith in the Son of God has the witness in himself: he who has not faith in God makes him false, because he has not faith in the witness which God has given about his Son. 10 Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
11 And his witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He who has the Son has the life; he who has not the Son of God has not the life. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 I have put these things in writing for you who have faith in the name of the Son of God, so that you may be certain that you have eternal life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
14 And we are certain that if we make any request to him which is right in his eyes, he will give ear to us: 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
15 And if we are certain that he gives ear to all our requests, we are equally certain that we will get our requests. 15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
16 If a man sees his brother doing a sin which is not bad enough for death, let him make a prayer to God, and God will give life to him whose sin was not bad enough for death. There is a sin whose punishment is death: I do not say that he may make such a request then. 16 If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.
17 All evil-doing is sin: but death is not the punishment for every sort of sin. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One. 18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.
19 We are certain that we are of God, but all the world is in the power of the Evil One. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
20 And we are certain that the Son of God has come, and has given us a clear vision, so that we may see him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true--even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
21 My little children, keep yourselves from false gods. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.