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1 John 5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is God's child, and who- ever loves the Father also loves the Father's 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 This is how we know we love God's children: when we love God and obey his commands. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 Loving God means obeying his commands. And God's 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 everyone who is a child of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world -- our faith. 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 So the one who wins against the world is 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 by watern and blood. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit says that this is true, 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 So there are three witnesses that tell us about Jesus: 7 For there are three that testify:
8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three witnesses agree. 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 We believe people when they say something is true. But what God says is more important, and he has told us the truth about his own 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 Anyone who believes in the Son of God has the truth that God told us. Anyone who does not believe makes God a liar, because that person does not believe what God told us 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 what God told us: 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 Whoever has the Son has life, but 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 write this letter to you who believe in the Son of God so you will know 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 this is the boldness we have in God's presence: that if we ask God for anything that agrees with what he wants, he hears us. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
15 If we know he hears us every time we ask him, we know we have 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 anyone sees a brother or sister sinning (sin that does not lead to eternal death), that person should pray, and God will give the sinner life. I am talking about people whose sin does not lead to eternal death. There is sin that leads to death. I do not mean that a person should pray about that sin. 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 Doing wrong is always sin, but there is sin that does not lead to eternal death. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that those who are God's children do not continue to sin. The Son of God keeps them safe, and the Evil One cannot touch 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, but the Evil One controls the whole world. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
20 We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True One and in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and the 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 So, dear children, keep yourselves away from gods. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.