Of them that are born of God, and of true charity. Faith overcomes
the world. Three that bear witness to Christ. Of faith in his name, and of sin that is, and is not to death.
1 Every one who believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And
every one that loveth him that begot, loveth him also who was born of him.
2 In this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and
keep his commandments.
3 For this is the charity of God, that we keep his commandments: and his
commandments are not heavy.
4 For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the
victory which overcometh the world, our faith.
5 *Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus
is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not in water only,
but in water and blood. And it is the spirit that testifieth, that Christ is the truth.
7 And there are three that give testimony in heaven: the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and water,
and blood: and these three are one.
9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater:
for this is the testimony of God, which is greater, because he hath testified of his Son.
10 *He that believeth in the Son of God, hath the testimony of God in himself.
He that believeth not the Son, maketh him a liar: because he believeth not in the testimony which God hath testified of his
11 And this is the testimony, that God hath given to us eternal life: and
this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son, hath life: he that hath not the Son, hath not
13 These things I write to you, that you may know that you have eternal
life, who believe in the name of the Son of God.
14 And this is the confidence which we have in him: that whatsoever we
shall ask, according to his will, he heareth us.
15 And we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask: we know that we have
the petitions which we request of him.
16 He that knoweth his brother to sin a sin which is not unto death,
let him ask, and life shall be given to him, that sinneth not to death. There is a sin unto death; I do not say that any one
should ask for it.
17 All iniquity is sin: and there is a sin unto death.
18 We know that every one, who is born of God, sinneth not: but the generation
of God preserveth him, and the wicked one toucheth him not.
19 We know that we are of God; and the whole world is seated in wickedness.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, *and he hath given us understanding,
that we may know the true God, and may be in his true Son. This is the true God, and life eternal.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
5: 1 Corinthians xv. 57.
10: John iii. 36.
20: Luke xxiv. 45.