Thomson(i) 1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and every one who loveth him who begat, loveth him also who is begotten of him; 2 by this we know that we love the children of God. While we love God, we keep his commandments; 3 for this is the love of God that we keep his commandments. Now his commandments are not grievous, 4 because whatever is born of God overcometh the world, and the victory which overcometh the world is our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he who believeth that Jesus is the son of God? 6 This Jesus is the Christ, whose coming was pointed out by water and by blood, not by the water only, but by the water and the blood; and the spirit is testifying this. Because the spirit is the truth, 7 because there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood, and these three are to one and the same thing, 8 OMITTED 9 if we admit the testimony of men the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God, which he hath testified concerning his son. 10 He who believeth in the son of God hath this testimony in himself: he who doth not believe God, impeacheth his veracity, because he believeth not the testimony which God hath given concerning his son. 11 Now this is the testimony, that God hath given us everlasting life, and this life is by his son: 12 he who hath the son hath this life: he who hath not the son of God hath not this 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 everlasting life; and that you may believe in the name of the son of God: 14 this also is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will he hearkeneth to us. 15 Now, if we know that he hearkeneth to us in whatever we may ask; we know that we obtain from him the petitions which we have asked. 16 If any one see his brother committing a sin not unto death, let him ask, and he will give him life for them who do not sin unto death: there is a sin unto death, with respect to this I do not say that he should make petition. 17 Every act of unrighteousness is a sin; and there is a sin not unto death, 18 and we know that every one who is born of God doth not sin; he indeed who is born of God guardeth himself and the wicked one doth not cling to him. 19 We know that we are of God and that the whole world is laid prostrate by the wicked one; 20 and we know that the son of God is come, and hath given us understanding that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, and in his son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and the life eternal. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from the idols. Amen.