1 Every one believing that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God: and every one loving with divine love him who begat, also loves him who has been begotten of him, with divine love. 2 In this we know that we love the children of God with divine love, when we love God with divine love and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the divine love of God, that we may keep his commandments: and his commandments are not heavy: 4 because everything which has been born of God conquers the world: and this is the victory which has conquered the world, our faith. 5 Who is the one conquering the world, except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 He is the one having come through water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood; the Spirit is the one who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 Because there are three who are bearing witness, 8 the Spirit and the water, and blood: and these three are one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: because this is the witness of God that he has testified concerning his Son. 10 The one believing on the Son of God has the witness in himself: the one not believing God has made him a liar; because he has not believed in the testimony which God has testified concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God has given unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 The one having the Son has the life; the one not having the Son of God has not the life. 13 I have written these things unto you, in order that you may know that you have eternal life; to those who believe on the name of the Son of God.
14 And this is the assurance which we have toward him, that, if we may ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us as to whatsoever we may ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked from him.
16 If any one may see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and he will give him life to those sinning not unto death. There is a sin unto death; concerning this I do not say that you may ask. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is sin not unto death.
18 We know that every one who has been born of God, sins not; but the one having been born of God keeps himself, and the evil one does not touch him.
19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the evil one.
20 But we know that the Son of God has come and has given unto us intelligence, that we know the truth. And we are in the true one, in his Son Jesus Christ; he is the true God, and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from the idols.