My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:
Who will give a decision against us? It is Christ Jesus who not only was put to death, but came again from the dead, who is now at the right hand of God, taking our part.
For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
My children, of whom I am again in birth-pains till Christ is formed in you,
For Christ did not go into a holy place which had been made by men's hands as the copy of the true one; but he went into heaven itself, and now takes his place before the face of God for us.
I am writing to you, my children, because you have forgiveness of sins through his name.
My little children, let no man take you out of the true way: he who does righteousness is upright, even as he is upright;
My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.
You are of God, my little children, and you have overcome them because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
My little children, keep yourselves from false gods.
Let there be fear in your hearts, and do no sin; have bitter feelings on your bed, but make no sound. (Selah.)
But if you say to the upright man that he is not to do evil, he will certainly keep his life because he took note of your word; and your life will be safe.
Be full of joy, O daughter of Zion; give a glad cry, O daughter of Jerusalem: see, your king comes to you: he is upright and has overcome; gentle and seated on an ass, on a young ass.
All things have been given to me by my Father: and no one has knowledge of the Son, but only the Father: and of the Father, but only the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.
After a time Jesus came across him in the Temple and said to him, See, you are well and strong; do no more sin for fear a worse thing comes to you.
So Jesus made answer and said, Truly I say to you, The Son is not able to do anything himself; he is able to do only what he sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does the Son does it in the same way.
But the witness which I have is greater than that of John: the work which the Father has given me to do, the very work which I am now doing, is a witness that the Father has sent me.
Let your work not be for the food which comes to an end, but for the food which goes on for eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for on him has God the Father put his mark.
And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, And I do not give a decision against you: go, and never do wrong again.]
Even as the Father has knowledge of me and I of the Father; and I am giving my life for the sheep.
My dear children, I am only to be with you a little longer. Then you will be looking for me: and as I said to the Jews, so now I say to you, Where I am going you may not come.
So Jesus said to them, Children, have you taken any fish? They made answer, No.
What may we say, then? are we to go on in sin so that there may be more grace?
What then? are we to go on in sin because we are not under law but under grace? Let it not be so.
I am not saying these things to put you to shame, but so that, as my dear children, you may see what is right.
Be awake to righteousness and keep yourselves from sin; for some have no knowledge of God: I say this to put you to shame.
For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Be angry without doing wrong; let not the sun go down on your wrath;
For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men,
But this priest, because his life goes on for ever, is unchanging.
The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.
With it we give praise to our Lord and Father; and with it we put a curse on men who are made in God's image.
But be holy in every detail of your lives, as he, whose servants you are, is holy;
Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;
So that as Jesus was put to death in the flesh, do you yourselves be of the same mind; for the death of the flesh puts an end to sin;
We give you word of all we have seen and everything which has come to our ears, so that you may be united with us; and we are united with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ:
If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.
And now, my children, keep your hearts in him; so that at his revelation, we may have no fear or shame before him at his coming.