(My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One,
Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.
For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human,
Jesus replied, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
My children -- I am again undergoing birth pains until Christ is formed in you!
For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands -- the representation of the true sanctuary -- but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God's presence for us.
I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of his name.
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Jesus is righteous.
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.
You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Little children, guard yourselves from idols.
Tremble with fear and do not sin! Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways! (Selah)
However, if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he will certainly live because he was warned, and you will have saved your own life."
Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey -- on a young donkey, the foal of a female donkey.
All things have been given to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him."
After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "Look, you have become well. Don't sin any more, lest anything worse happen to you."
So Jesus answered them, "I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.
"But I have a testimony greater than that from John. For the deeds that the Father has assigned me to complete -- the deeds I am now doing -- testify about me that the Father has sent me.
Do not work for the food that disappears, but for the food that remains to eternal life -- the food which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him."
She replied, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin any more."]]
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father -- and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 'Where I am going you cannot come,' now I tell you the same.
So Jesus said to them, "Children, you don't have any fish, do you?" They replied, "No."
What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase?
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to correct you as my dear children.
Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God -- I say this to your shame!
God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.
but he holds his priesthood permanently since he lives forever.
Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
but, like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct,
Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.
So, since Christ suffered in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same attitude, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin,
What we have seen and heard we announce to you too, so that you may have fellowship with us (and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ).
If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
And now, little children, remain in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink away from him in shame when he comes back.