1 John 5 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born again because of what God has done. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children as well. 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 How do we know that we love God's children? We know it 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 Here is what it means to love God. It means that we obey his commands. And his commands are not hard to obey. 3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 That's because everyone who is a child of God has won the battle over the world. Our faith has won the battle for us. 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who is it that has won the battle over 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 was baptized in water and died on the cross. He wasn't just baptized in water. He also died on the cross. The Holy Spirit has given a truthful witness about him. That's 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 that give witness about Jesus. 7 For there are three that testify:
8 They are the Holy Spirit, the baptism of Jesus and his death. And the three of them agree. 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 We accept the witness of people. But the witness of God is more important because it is God who gives it. He has given witness 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 accepted that witness in their hearts. Those who do not believe God's witness are calling him a liar. That's because they have not believed his witness 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 Here is God's witness. He has given us eternal life. That 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 Those who belong to the Son have life. Those who do not belong to the Son of God do 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'm writing these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. I'm doing it so you will know 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 There is one thing we can be sure of when we come to God in prayer. If we ask anything in keeping 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 that God hears what we ask for, we know that we have it. 15 And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
16 Suppose you see your brother or sister commit a sin. But that sin is not the kind that leads to death. Then you should pray for them. And God will give life to them. I'm talking about someone whose sin does not lead to death. But there is a sin that does lead to death. I'm not saying that you should 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 wrong thing we do is sin. But there are sins that do not lead to death. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that those who are children of God do not keep on sinning. The Son of God keeps them safe. 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 children of God. We know 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 also know that the Son of God has come. He has given us understanding. Now we can know the One who is true. And we belong to the One who is true. We also belong to his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God. He 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 Dear children, keep away from statues of gods. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.