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Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God,ak and everyone who loves the FatherH also loves the one born of him. This is how we know that we love God’s children: when we love God and obeyI his commands. For this is what love for God is: to keep his commands. And his commands are not a burden,al because everyone who has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.

THE CERTAINTY OF GOD’S TESTIMONY

Who is the one who conquers the worldam but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?an Jesus Christ—he is the one who came by water and blood, not by water only, but by waterao and by blood.ap And the Spirit is the one who testifies,aq because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify:* ,ar the Spirit,as the water, and the bloodat—and these three are in agreement. If we accept human testimony, God’s testimonya is greater, because it is God’s testimony that he has given about his Son. 10 The one who believes in the Son of God has this testimony within himself. The one who does not believe God has made him a liar,b because he has not believed in the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 The one who has the Son has life.c The one who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I have written these things to you who believe in the named of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

EFFECTIVE PRAYER

14 This is the confidence we have before him: If we aske anything according to his will, he hears us.f 15 And if we know that he hears whatever we ask,g we know that we have what we have asked of him.h

16 If anyone sees a fellow believerA committing a sin that doesn’t lead to death, he should ask, and God will give life to him—to those who commit sin that doesn’t lead to death. There is sinB that leads to death. I am not saying he should pray about that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that doesn’t lead to death.

CONCLUSION

18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the one who is born of God keeps him,C,i and the evil one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world is under the sway of the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has comej and has given us understanding so that we may know the true one.D We are in the true one—that is, in his Son Jesus Christ.k He is the true God and eternal life.

21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.

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