1 John 5:6-13

6 This is the One who came 1by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is 2the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 For there are 3three that testify:
8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 4If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that 5He has testified concerning His Son.
10 The one who believes in the Son of God 6has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has 7made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.
11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us 8eternal life, and 9this life is in His Son.
12 10He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

This Is Written That You May Know

13 11These things I have written to you who 12believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have 13eternal life.

1 John 5:6-13 In-Context

4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith.
5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 For there are three that testify:
8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.
10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.
11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

Cross References 13

  • 1. John 19:34
  • 2. Matthew 3:16; John 15:26; John 16:13-15
  • 3. Matthew 18:16
  • 4. John 5:34, 37; John 8:18
  • 5. Matthew 3:17; John 5:32, 37
  • 6. Romans 8:16; Gal 4-6; Revelation 12:17
  • 7. John 3:18, 33; 1 John 1:10
  • 8. John 3:36; 1 John 1:2; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 4:9; 1 John 5:13, 20
  • 9. John 1:4
  • 10. John 3:15f, 36
  • 11. John 20:31
  • 12. 1 John 3:23
  • 13. 1 John 1:2; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 4:9; 1 John 5:11, 20

Footnotes 5

  • [a]. Lit "in"
  • [b]. Lit "in"
  • [c]. Lit "in"
  • [d]. A few late mss add "...in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth, the Spirit"
  • [e]. Lit "for the one thing"
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