1 Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ, has been begotten by God; and every one who loves the begetter, loves also the begotten by him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome; 4 because, every one that is begotten by God, overcomes the world. And this is the victory which overcomes the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is her who came by water and blood, even Jesus the Christ; not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit who testified; because the Spirit is the truth. 8 Indeed, there are three who bear testimony: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. Now, this is the testimony of God, which he has testified concerning his Son. 10 (He who believes on the Son of God, has the testimony in himself. He who believes not God, has made him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony, which God has testified concerning his Son.) 11 Now this is the testimony, that God has given to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son.
12 He who has the Son, has this life; he who has not the Son of God, has not this life. 13 These things I have written to you, that you may know that you have eternal life-that you may continue to believe on the name of the Son of God.
14 And this is the confidence which we have with him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hearkens to us. 15 And if we know that he hearkens to us, concerning whatever we ask; we know that we shall obtain the petitions which we have asked from him.
16 If any one see his brother sinning a sin, not to death, let him ask, and he will grant to him life, for those who sin not to death. There is a sin leading to death. I do not say concerning it, that you should ask. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: but there is a sin not to death.
18 We know that whoever has been begotten by God, does not sin; but he who is begotten by God, guards himself, and the wicked on does not lay hold on him.
19 We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies under the wicked one.
20 Moreover, we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, that we might know him that is true; and we are in him that is true-in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and the eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.