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1 John 5 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born from God. Everyone who loves the Father also loves his children. 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 We know that we love God's children when we love God by obeying his commandments. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 To love God means that we obey his commandments. Obeying his commandments isn't difficult 3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 because everyone who has been born from God has won the victory over the world. Our faith is what wins the victory over the world. 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who wins the victory over the world? Isn't it 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 This Son of God is Jesus Christ, who came by water and blood. He didn't come with water only, but with water and with blood. The Spirit is the one who verifies this, because the Spirit is the 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. These three witnesses agree. 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 We accept human testimony. God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony that he 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 Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony of God in them. Those who don't believe God have made God a liar. They haven't believed the testimony that 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 This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 The person who has the Son has this life. The person who doesn't have the Son of God doesn't have this life. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 I've written this to those who believe in the Son of God so that they will know that they 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 We are confident that God listens to us if we ask for anything that has his approval. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
15 We know that he listens to our requests. So we know that we already have what we ask him for. 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 another believer committing a sin that doesn't lead to death, you should pray that God would give that person life. This is true for those who commit sins that don't lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I'm not telling you to pray 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 Every kind of wrongdoing is sin, yet there are sins that don't lead to death. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that those who have been born from God don't go on sinning. Rather, the Son of God protects them, and the evil one can't 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 are from God, and that the whole world is under the control 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 real God. We are in the one who is real, his Son Jesus Christ. This Jesus Christ is the real 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 Dear children, guard yourselves from false gods. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.