1 John 5

ABU(i) 1 EVERY one who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten of God; and every one that loves him who begot, loves also him that has been begotten of him. 2 In this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and do his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome; 4 because all that is begotten of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. 5 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus the Christ; not in the water only, but in the water and in the blood. And the Spirit is that which bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three who bear witness; the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; 8 and the three agree in the one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God, that he has borne witness concerning his Son. 10 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself; he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he has not believed in the witness which God has borne concerning his Son. 11 And this is the witness, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that has the Son has the life; he that has not the Son of God has not the life. 13 These things I wrote to you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, who believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, 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 which we have asked of him. 16 If any one see his brother sin a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and he will give him life,—to those who sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death; for that I do not say that he shall pray. 17 All unrighteousness is sin; and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that every one who has been begotten of God sins not; but he that was begotten of God keeps himself; and the evil one touches him not. 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world is lying in the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us understanding, that we may know the True one; and we are in the True One, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from the idols.