1 John 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 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 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome 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 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he 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 is He who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, 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 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 7 For there are three that testify:
8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of 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 believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of 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 this is the testimony: 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 life; he who 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 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of 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 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, 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 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of 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 his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he 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 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.
18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 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 of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked 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 know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This 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 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.