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1 John 5:1–12

Overcoming the World

1 aWhoever believes that Jesus is the 1Christ is 2bborn of God, and whoever loves the 3Father cloves the child 2born of Him.

2 aBy this we know that bwe love the children of God, when we love God and 1observe His commandments.

3 For athis is the love of God, that we bkeep His commandments; and cHis commandments are not burdensome.

4 For whatever is 1aborn of God bovercomes 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 abelieves that Jesus is the Son of God?

6 This is the One who came aby water and blood, Jesus Christ; not 1with the water only, but 1with the water and 1with the blood. It is bthe Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

7 For there are athree that testify:

8 1the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are 2in agreement.

9 aIf we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that bHe has testified concerning His Son.

10 The one who believes in the Son of God ahas the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has bmade 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 aeternal life, and bthis life is in His Son.

12 aHe who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

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