5 Whosoever abelieveth that bJesus is the Christ is cborn of God: and devery one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love ethe children of God, when we love God, and fkeep his commandments. 3 For gthis is the love of God, that we fkeep his commandments: and hhis commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God iovercometh the world: and jthis is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that iovercometh the world, but jhe that believeth kthat Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came lby water and lblood, even Jesus Christ; not mby water only, but by water and blood. And nit is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, othe spirit, and lthe water, and lthe blood: and these three agree in one. 9 pIf we receive the witness of men, qthe witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God rwhich he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God shath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God thath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us ueternal life, and vthis life is in his Son. 12 wHe that xhath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 yThese things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have ueternal life, and that ye may zbelieve on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the aconfidence that we have ||in him, that, bif we ask any thing caccording to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, dwe know that bwe have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and ehe shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. fThere is a sin unto death: gI do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All hunrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that iwhosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God kkeepeth himself, and lthat wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are of God, and mthe whole world lieth in lwickedness. 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and nhath given us an understanding, that we may know ohim that is true, and we are in ohim that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. pThis is othe true God, and qeternal life. 21 Little children, rkeep yourselves from idols. Amen.
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