Overcoming the World
1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the I.e., MessiahChrist has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Lit one who has fatheredFather loves the child born of Him.
2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and Lit dofollow His commandments.
3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
4For Lit everything thatwhoever has been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.
5Who is the one who overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not Lit inwith the water only, but Lit inwith the water and Lit inwith the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7For there are three that testify:
8A 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 Spiritthe Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are Lit for the one thingin agreement.
9If we receive the testimony of people, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.
10The 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.
11And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12The one who has the Son has the life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
This Is Written That You May Know
13These 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.
14This is the confidence which we have Lit towardbefore Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
16If anyone sees his brother or sister Lit sinningcommitting a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and Or God will give him life, that is, to those who...God will, for him, give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death; I am not saying that he should ask about that.
17All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.
18We know that no one who has been born of God Or sins continuallysins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
19We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
20And we know 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, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
21Little children, guard yourselves from idols.