1 Every one that believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of :God: and every one that loveth the Begetter loves the one begotten of him. 2 Hereby we know that we love the children of :God, when we love :God and do his :commandments. 3 For this is the love of :God, that we keep his :commandments: and his :commandments are not grievous, 4 because whatsoever is begotten of :God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, our :faith. 5 And who is he that overcometh the world, but who believeth that Jesus is the Son of :God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit that witnesseth, because the Spirit is the truth. 8 Because the witnessing ones are three: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of :men, the witness of :God is greater: because the witness of :God is this that he hath witnessed concerning his :Son. 10 Who believeth unto the Son of :God hath the witness in himself: who believeth not :God hath made him a liar; because he hath not believed unto the witness that :God hath witnessed concerning his :Son. 11 And the witness is this, that :God gave us eternal life, and this :life is in his :Son. 12 Who hath the Son hath the life; who hath not the Son of :God hath not the life. 13 These things have I written you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, to those that believe unto the name of the Son of :God. 14 And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his :will, he heareth us; 15 and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him. 16 If any see his :brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and shall give him life, to them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this I say that he make request. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is sin not unto death. 18 We know that every one :begotten of :God sinneth not; but who was begotten of :God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not. 19 We know that we are of :God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of :God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know the true one, and we are in the true one, in his :Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, guard yourselves from the idols.