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1 John 5 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Messiah is a child of God; and whoever loves a father loves his child also. 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 This is how we know that we love God's children: it is by loving God and obeying his commands. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 For our love for God means that we obey his commands. And his commands are not too hard for us, 3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of 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 can defeat the world? Only the person who believes 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 Jesus Christ is the one who came with the water of his baptism and the blood of his death. He came not only with the water, but with both the water and the blood. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is true, because the Spirit is truth. 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 There are three witnesses: 7 For there are three that testify:
8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and all three give the same testimony. 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 We believe human testimony; but God's testimony is much stronger, and he has given this testimony 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 So those who believe in the Son of God have this testimony in their own heart; but those who do not believe God, have made a liar of him, because they have not believed what God has said 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 The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life, and this life has its source in his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 I am writing this to you so that you may know that you have eternal life - you that believe in the Son of God. 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 We have courage in God's presence, because we are sure that he hears us if we ask him for anything that is according to his will. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
15 He hears us whenever we ask him; and since we know this is true, we know also that he gives us what we ask from him. 15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
16 If you see a believer commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray to God, who will give that person life. This applies to those whose sins do not lead to death. But there is sin which leads to death, and I do not say that you should pray to God about that. 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 wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which does not lead to death. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that no children of God keep on sinning, for the Son of God keeps them safe, and the Evil One cannot harm them. 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 know that we belong to God even though the whole world is under the rule 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 We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we know the true God. We live in union with the true God - in union with his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and this is 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 children, keep yourselves safe from false gods! 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.